Ana is interested in blurring the relationships currently existing between imagination and reality. Ana’s mindset takes her to pathways unseen by others, as it’s her Ultra Violet Lair. There are no boundaries. The gates are permanently held open by the official guards, sunflowers with doll like eyes. They speak of other creative adventures revisited by Ana where nature, old architecture and hints of yesteryear organically coalesce into one. Ana’s interpretation is brought to the table from a wallpaper perspective. It’s a merry-go-round that Ana’s inner child has made clear, she never wants it to end.
full throttle time
Ana started her creations during pregnancy, she needed an out from indescribable nerve pain. Ana decided to switch off the light for pain and on for creativity. Ana’s path was made in concrete. Her ‘Mannequin a day’ project replaced the blah with neon lit adventures. Styling ‘Magenta’ mannequin, taking her to parks, cemeteries and random haunts that met Ana’s criteria for one hell of a good background. Once the lights flashed green, Magenta in place, set design, photography all dusted, to later editing and uploading the ‘one’ to Instagram. This concept was adapted by Noah Scalin’s ‘Skull-a-day’.
Kienholz to Beardsley
Inspiration for Ana, stems back to Ed Kienholz & Aubrey Beardsley. Kienholz, for the hands on spectacular works such as ‘The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger’ and ‘The Hoerengracht’ a life-size installation of the red-light district in Amsterdam (in collaboration with his wife Nancy Reddin Kienholz). Beardsley, for equally mind blowing works, however on paper. Ana’s production design for her surreal short film ‘Peek Show’ (image left) was inspired from Audrey Beardsley’s black and white illustrations, however rich in saturated colour.
Magenta on the mike..
Tap tap! One, two.. Ana creates, I crack the whip. We’re similar flavours to this double top ice cream, we blur imagination and reality. A red stop sign is bypassed, crossroads walked through, we are off the garden path to undefined territories. Ana and I go to the same places, share clothes and dreams. The perfect fire starters to create..
Ana - Artist | Designer
Art for this gal, is a necessity, it’s one of the keys to her heart. Ana studied Visual Communications at UTS (2006) & Fine Arts Diploma from The Sydney Institute of TAFE (2002). Late 2018, chambers opened doors to her heart during and after completing Introduction to Millinery Course at the Sydney Community College. Ana’s background is an assortment from the chocolate box, graphics and web design, inclusive of photo retouching. Set design for theatre, film & events, as well as various duties within a photography studio. Front & centre is looking after Ana’s two year old performing artist Amelie.
Magenta - Lady of leisure
Magenta, previously known as Manny is from the Inner West of Sydney. Magenta and her twin were scouted for a theatre production called ‘Emergence’ that went to the Sydney Opera House. Her twin sister Manny bathed in the limelight, however Magenta opted out to become a ‘lady of leisure’. Wigs, outfits made from fabric to outlandish handmade props are toyed with as a daily ritual. Its not who you know, but what you can make.