To bring to light the nuances,
Those both big and small-
That would have otherwise
Been kept hidden,
Destined within the castle
Of dark unconscious halls
Anna Thorne is currently working on her B.A in photography at UCF. She is pursuing the journey of exploration to discover and capture the self that continually lies within and, reflectively, around us. She has been published multiple times in Halation, an international black and white magazine and selected to be part of Enzian Theater's Brouhaha Film Festival in Orlando, Florida for her first short film, The Long Way Home, in 2015. She received the Museum's Choice Award for the Departure's Exhibition at the Southeastern Museum of Photography in May of 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Anna also received Honorable Mention for her series Soulful Equilibrium in Prix de la Photographie, Paris' 2016 photography competition.
Personal Intention Behind my Work
I have always favored using art as the form to illuminate my Self Journey of awakening from the deep unconscious. For my Self, art means to fully express the Self to the highest capability by assisting in the process of peeling back each layer from the soul no matter how dark they may be. This process is commonly felt as strange, terrifying and uncomfortable. For this reason, it is all the more vital for my purpose to document those experiences that are universally transcendent of our veiled perceptions. This allows the viewer to go beyond the everyday mental process of constant thoughts and enter a space of clarity, where the Self is found. By remaining selfishly true to the integrity of my work through empiricism, I subsequently become selfless by setting the intention of helping the ultimate Self in the process. I believe one must sink to the depths in order to rise anew.