David Annand was born in 1948 and trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. After teaching in secondary schools for fourteen years he became a full-time sculptor. The majority of his works are commissions of public art and include many life-like sculptures of human figures and animals. Annand uses his technical skill to take his materials to the limit in terms of balance and composition. The resulting sculptures often seem precarious yet full of life, an example of which is his famous ‘Nae Day Sae Dark’ on Perth’s High Street. Annand has received numerous awards for his work, including the Royal Scottish Academy’s Latimer Award, the Benno Schotz Award and the Sir Otto Beit Medal from the Royal Society of British Sculptors for his celebrated ‘Deer Leap’ (1987).