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 open and held down. Imprisoned by blackberry vines. Portals open. Other creative adventures are revisited 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 (like being stabbed) which sent her on a journey to switch the light off 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 set up and the onlookers met with a smile, it was full throttle time! Take photos, edit, write and upload 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, his last masterpiece made with his wife Nancy Reddin Kienholz. Beardsley for equally mind blowing works, however on paper. Ana styled her surreal short film ‘Peek Show’ (image left) from Audrey Beardsley’s black and white illustrations, revamped in colour.
Magenta on the mike..
One, two.. (tap tap) Magenta now on the mike.. 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, dreams and oh the nightmares! The perfect firestarters 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 19 month old performing artist Amelie.
Magenta - Model | Extroverted Introvert
Magenta, previously known as Manny is from the Inner West of Sydney. Magenta and her twin, also known as Manny, 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 for occasional model duties & party enthusiast. She was cool with that. Wigs, dresses galore are seized & treasured by Magenta as a daily ritual. She might not have the capacity to stand up, but certainly manages to get the goods. Perhaps witchcraft is at play?