ANKO: Between Real & Imagined
Dutch by origin, African by osmosis and American by assimilation, ANKO’s full-time passion as an artist draws from her experiences as a fashion designer, her interest in travel, nature and gardening and her lifelong interest in photography.
Her work is in collections in the United States, Europe, Australia and South Africa. She has had several solo-shows and regularly exhibit in Groups shows in Indiana and is currently showing and selling her work via her website and at “The Venue” Art Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana.
A fascination with something beyond reality, with fantasy and dreams, with nature, fairytales, spirit world and mystery, with primitive civilizations, Africa, geology, outer space, inner space and texture: my inspiration for painting, collage, pottery, 3D and fabric art. I work mostly non-representational and abstract while enjoying the play with materials, textures, colors and found objects. I love the working process: the surprises and unexpected effects that happen while I’m working.