Anita Wexler: meanings and symbolism

It's impressive how a single story can inspire such diversity through different mediums! Visual artists from around the world are taking part in WHISTLE project, in an attempt to present a multi-sensory experience never attempted before in the Greek visual art scene. And that's because we do not think of visual art as an experience that when viewed fades away, but as an excuse, a triggering event, a reason to produce an artistic conversation and a literal dialogue with everyone interested. This is the way we feel visual art should work.

In this short article we meet visual artist, Anita Wexler, from USA.

Why did you decide to participate in Whistle Project?
It was different and intriguing.

What intrigued you?
The images were interesting and I wanted to know more.

What was your workflow?
I was out of the country and other travels . . . so a little choppy.

What was your artistic style, any influences?
Primitive Pop - Hieronymus Bosch, my Native American roots, Aboriginal artwork and Maori art as well.

Do you believe in superstitions?
To a certain degree.

What do you want people to see in your works?
Layers - double meanings and symbolism.

Can you make a comment on the idea of collective storytelling?
I love it; it should happen more often.

Why should people support this project?
Art needs support, as it is an outlet for the creatives and to be awed by others and overall inspiring for all involved and visiting.

Why go to the exhibition?
Going beyond with this much involvement everyone should feel the need to attend.

Tell us a few words about the work you submitted to Whistle.
One is the characters so I just wanted to create a layering of paint and texture to it. The other is just being inspired and it about oneself and interflection.

All the works created for WHISTLE project by Anita, will be available to the public during the transmedia exhibition.

Anita Wexler was born in Illinois, USA. She holds a BFA from Parsons New School of Design, M.Ed from National Louis University and an Art Education certification from Bank Street College. She dreamed of creating art to express herself. Her Native American roots, Aboriginal art, as well as Maori culture all play a part in what she is creating. She has traveled to 20 countries. Her art reflects the colors of her heritage. A distraction for reality, but if you look deeper you will see the symbolism emblazoned beneath the layers of paint.

Find Anita Wexler at WEBSITE