I moved to Brooklyn a little over 5 years ago, looking for a change. New York has definitely been tough to adjust to, but it inspires me everyday!
One of my favorite things is just to walk around different New York neighbourhoods. The culture, vibe and architecture changes so dramatically so quickly- it's amazing!
I'm a self taught artist - my collages initially started as letters and cards that I sent to friends and family. Little love notes and 'thinking of you' that acted as handmade presents...and a much needed creative outlet.
I've definitely realized the advantage of living in NYC as an artist and am so so excited about projects I'm working on for the upcoming year.- especially my print collaboration with Akela Surf!
I have some artists who I frequently look to and find inspiration from (Taylor McKimens, Wangechi Mutu, Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Paul Nudd, Dustin Yellin...)- but I've found that my biggest inspiration is my friends. I have such talented buds! Their accomplishments and projects push me to question how I've been spending my time and what I should be working on.
Art it's such a unique form of communication. Color, texture, material allow you to create a visual and evoke feeling that I really don't think that words can.
I can create a setting and a landscape that brings myself and an audience to a state that I couldn't bring myself/them to in any other way. I think that's really beautiful.
To check out more of my work follow me @annarindos and check out my site!
Fish print by Anna, starting pre-booking in July. Stay tuned!