Alana (What—Makes) is a multidisciplinary artist working across the fields of textile arts, painting, film, health and creative movement. She has travelled extensively to research and practice traditional craft with elders and masters in India, Australia, and the Americas. Alana brings together this study with a background in environmental science and certifications in mindful-based therapies.
I am interested in inspiration, and its unknown origin. As a maker once explained to me, they “just saw it [the idea], kept seeing it and had to create it.” Art as any ‘physical manifestation of an internal creative impulse’.