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alana dee haynes by annie stokes

Alana Dee Haynes has never not been an artist. “My parents really exposed and immersed me in art as a kid. It was never really a question of what to do. I had a little studio set up and I was given unsupervised studio time to experiment and play,” says the sculptor/sketcher/clothing designer/collage artist. “In elementary school, it was more important to get your thoughts on paper than to spell it correctly.” She went to arts institutions for both middle and high school, and has studied at both the International Center for Photography and the Fashion Institute of Technology. And yet, years and years of formal training have not made her approach inorganic or clinical in any way. Her soul-driven, unbound creative energy is evident in everything she does – from her free-hand ink-on-photo masterpieces to her creative process to her manner of speaking. Every answer, like her pieces, is complex, emotional, and carefully crafted. This is a woman who is eager to welcome others on her journey – and her work wouldn’t sing to us the way it does were she any less forthcoming.

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ROADTRIP, Issue 5, Atwood Magazine  

atwood magazine is an arts/fashion/music/literary/interview publication that seeks out new talent and fresh voices, giving its readers a uni...

ROADTRIP, Issue 5, Atwood Magazine  

atwood magazine is an arts/fashion/music/literary/interview publication that seeks out new talent and fresh voices, giving its readers a uni...