A sculptor and printmaker, Anker works with genetic imagery in the creation of her work. "Origins and Futures" counterbalances
pyrite minerals with images of embryos built by 3-D computer programs. Anker's sculpture is based on the theories of A.G.
Cairns-Smith's proposal, that life on earth originated through the "genetic takeover" of crystals which allowed RNA to learn life's replication process.
Anker's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in venues including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the Philips Collection, the Walker Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art in Japan among others.