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Ayanna

Hi! My name is Ayanna. I attend Hunter College High School. My family is from the Dominican Republic and Antigua as well as of Native American, African American, and Caucasian descent. We live in Spanish Harlem. I have always been interested in art. Since I was young, I’ve defined art simply as a person’s expression of how their environment has affected them. However, I recently became interested in learning how to describe and articulate my art to the world. I’ve always made art with a specific thought or design in mind. I’d have it planned out and knew the basics of what I wanted to be shown, but left room for a free creative flow and minor alterations. If I didn’t like the final outcome, I would be thoroughly upset and would think of a completely different project to do, not bothering to change more aspects of the initial image. In hindsight, I realize that the process in which I made art was incredibly reflective of my character and the way I approached life, and it still is. I currently enjoy overworking myself with extracurricular activities such as art programs at the Y/Met, community service, dance, lacrosse, weekend classes at New York University, and participating in advocating cultural ties (ACT) in Hunter and Hunter’s Action against Hunger (two clubs created in Hunter College High School). I intend to study cultural anthropology and paleoanthropology.

Ayanna’s Artwork

The Dysfunctional Island 
Ayanna
YI Writer, Fall 2012
French Vanilla Late
Twizzler 
Charcoal
Vase
Fishtail
Island
Papaya Tree
Jewel
Pinecones
Crab face
Dunkin Donuts 
Pearl
Necklace
Floral printed cloth
Plastic bag
The Dysfunctional Island
Ayanna
YI Writer, Fall 2012

French Vanilla Late
Twizzler
Charcoal
Vase
Fishtail
Island
Papaya Tree
Jewel
Pinecones
Crab face
Dunkin Donuts
Pearl
Necklace
Floral printed cloth
Plastic bag

For their final project, YI Writers worked with artist in residence Cameron Crawford to create short scripts and videos that used works of art as characters conversing in a film or that outlined what their ideal museum would be. Please click through for more information on the project. Photograph by Correna Cohen
For their final project, YI Writers worked with artist in residence Cameron Crawford to create short scripts and videos that used works of art as characters conversing in a film or that outlined what their ideal museum would be. Please click through for more information on the project. Photograph by Correna Cohen