Fanny Lam Christie was awarded one of the four Grassroots Public Art commissions in West Lothian in 2010. The propject 'Inspired by Zen' incorporated sculpture interventions and a contemporary tranquil green space responding to the social and industrial heritage of the area. She created an earth work 'Flying Crane' in collaboration with the community with inscribed bricks fired at the only remaining brick factory in Armadale. Other sculptures were cast at SSW foundry. Such urban green space provides a microcosm of the landscape and enables local communities to interact with nature on their doorstep. The sculptures express this relationship and highlight the local distinctiveness.
Fanny's work explores our relationship with nature, as well as dealing with environmental issues. 'Still Winter' responded to the severe and prolonged winter in Scotland. 'Meandering' explores the human control over wild deer. The project 'Upstream' consists of a series of sculptures and installations on the homeward migration of Atlantic Salmon and human intervention. 'Storm' is about vulnerabiity to climate change, and it took nearly 4 months for her to cast at SSW. It was awarded the N.S. MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award in the 180th RSA exhibition.
In 1998 she founded the Heartwood Sculpture Walk in Perthshire, which has now developed into an annual Heartwood event, inviting local and international artists to the woodland challenge.
Fanny Lam Christie is based in Perthshire. She is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art in sculpture in 2004, and studied painting previously in Hong Kong.
She is interested in both public art and independent projects. She is qualified in business studies and has work experience in managing projects and budget.
She had two solo exhibitions and exhibited at annual exhibitions of SSA, VAS, RGI and the RSA.