My work is an expression of the energy and emotions embodied in places and points in time: energy and emotions that are often fleeting and transitional. Often representing the transition between specific states, decisions or actions, such points in time embody the hope of possibility of situations that have yet to happen or echo with the energy of interactions that just happened.
Reflections on the year, ‘A requiem’
I purchased this mannequin used in ‘A requiem’ many years ago from a department store going out of business, I use her as an ongoing process piece to explore gender issues in our society. She has taken many forms over the years, she has been caged with a bar code on her chest, used as a large jello mold, and painted over many times and put in different configurations. In ‘A requiem’, her wings are burnt but still existing, she is laying down, she is in a state of transition as her liberties have declined dramatically over the last year.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ana grew up with a deep love of painting and drawing since she was very young. After graduating Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in computer graphics and painting, she went on to create computer graphics and interface designs for the games industry. Ana continued her passion for learning by attending graduate school at The Art Institute of Chicago. She has received awards and recognition in a broad range of media including oil painting, computer graphics, animation, and fiber. As a working artist Ana has kept an artist’s studio in Chicago, Oak Park, and at her current home. She has had her work featured in galleries, museums, art studio shows and at the Chicago Cultural Center.
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