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About The Artist

Mind's Eye Collective is a female-owned and operated business by artist Analise Austin. Analise was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and has lived nomadically for the last few years in Honolulu, New York and Dublin, Ireland. She currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Prior to beginning this journey, my younger self felt weary to push my creativity to support my future having watched my father work tirelessly as an entrepreneur and small business owner my entire life. After working in both for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions, my perspective shifted as my heart begged, ironically, for more creative work in the arts. Looking back on my exploration in art, it would seem that jewelry design and entrepreneurship had followed me softly, patient yet persistent, since I was very young. In my memory of childhood, those most shiny are of the hours left to my devices in a family friend’s jewelry studio, surrounded by metal bits, wire, beads, and anything I could engineer to swing from an earring hook. An unavoidable sense of alignment fills me as I pursue this path now.

As an artist, I feel I exist primarily in my Mind’s Eye and my perception of the world is really a mirror back to that space within. Mind’s Eye Collective is the realm behind my eyes, where rules and logic of mundanity do not apply, a space that takes on the peachfuzz quality of a pleasant and familiar dream and the unbounded, fantastical possibility of a cloudless sky. There is so much that we might explore as we observe and connect with the workings of the world that blooms around us and perhaps even more so in the universe which grows within us. My inspiration for Mind's Eye comes from these whisperings of nature, the ethereal power of women and the vast magic of the mind that allows sight far beyond the capacity of the eye.

My work is highly informed by the collective conscious/unconscious communication that flows between each of us as humans, our spirit and the natural world around us, and the personal mythologies we carry within that give our lives meaning. Where underlying narratives in each piece/collection may differ, an unbroken wire links them together in a subtle yet impactful communion. This technique is both a practice in deliberate movement and a manifestation of uninterrupted ideas. Its fine and almost wispy form emulates the ethereal, intangible nature of thoughts, which are, afterall, the engine of our Mind’s Eye. I invite you to join me through my art as I explore the channels that connect us all.