Crown On Initiative
Anna Ryan Drew Artist Statement
“I am a contemporary badass warrior artist. Diagnosed with Bipolar at the age of 18, I have lost my mind more than once and stand resurrected.
Art is the intersection, and cultivation of many breaths. It is a vibrant reflection of the fundamental qualities of being human. My art is the face of many women wearing crowns transcending to paper, canvas, or even a denim coat.
I make art for the sister whose Bipolar brother died by suicide. For the doctor that could not stop it. For the mother who blames herself for it. I make art to build out the space in my mind of exuberance, love, healing, and despair. So you may enter that room, and the art will hold you in every moment that you may recognize yourself. I make art for the moment that turns into a movement. Crown on.”