Inspired by nature, our shared stories and the mythology of the world, Alana Clohessy creates her imaginings using graphite, paint and thread. Her interpretation of everyday things catapults the viewer to a world of whimsy and desire.
Alana was born in Ireland and to where her heart will always go back to. In 2012, she emigrated to Vancouver B.C. where she lived for seven years and worked internationally as an award winning Makeup & SFX Makeup Artist for Film and TV. She also holds a Masters of Science in Materials Science.
She now lives and works as a Visual Artist surrounded by bakeries, her plants and the Parisian light on the Left Bank in Paris, France.
Alana is currently working on a series in graphite, thread and photography exploring the folklore around the Irish Goddess Brigid as she moved through the ages and the impact society had on her standing in the community and the stories that were told.
More About Alana's Work:
My work is part of a world that I want to be in. Memories of childhood, forests in Ireland and stories that were told, all feed the rich tapestry of my creations. As I have moved through the world each culture adds a thread to my inspiration. How words are formed in a foreign language to describe a mundane object anew. How people approach the world differently as you cross oceans. To travel is to be exposed to who you are and how little you truly know. Our differences expose us to our innate humanity and that connection strengthens our shared lives. I have always loved people and their multifaceted existence. Stories of who we are and how we understood the world. Mythology and folklore of our ancestors and the magic they once knew. I want to search the world for the magic that has been lost and rekindle a sense of wonder in those who have grown up too much to still believe.