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