Growing up in the village of New Gloucester, Maine, Ana spent her childhood playing within and among forests, rolling hills, farm fields, creeks and meadows. Creating natural scenes and altering organic objects is a process of both mind and intuition for the artist. She hopes to present pieces of life and the world around us that are taken for granted. She enjoys the historically rich narratives found in older imagery and uses it to explore themes such as place, belonging, and identity. Her field experience within rural acreage serves as endless inspiration of organic pattern and a juxtaposition in her inventive sculptures. To honor her interest in considerably mundane details she begins her work by immersing herself in a location of interest. Her processes expand far beyond the studio both at the beginning and end of each individual piece. Part of her artistic practice honors the comfortable curiosity many of us lose in our adult lives.
Ana earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and Psychology through the Jacobson-Loring Art Fund, at the University of Maine, in Orono. She is now pursuing her Masters Degree in Museum Studies at the Harvard Extension School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As she currently resides in East Boston, her more recent works examine the relationship between contemporary audiences and their lost ties to the natural world. All of her works provide a taste of timeless scenes and modern elements. By honoring old and new, while meshing varying colors, shapes, and compositions, her pieces offer an eclectic experience that arouses a unique inner psychological experience for each viewer.