Aneta Mackonyte is a sculpture student based in Brighton with interests in collage, fashion and mixed media. Her work explores the relationship between the natural world and her surroundings, taking in the female role and it’s image in todays society. You can check out more of her work here!
Tell me about your work - why do you create art?
For me it is only way to survive in this world as it allows me to be a true Rainbow Warrior.
Who is your inspiration as far as art is concerned?
The book “Le petit Prince”, who I like to think of as a Princess, who spends their time watching Pipilotti Rist movies, listening to CocoRosie while living underwater and dancing with wolves during full moons.
What does your piece ‘Honey For Gods’ mean to you and represent?
Recently I have been thinking a lot about landfills and what our society will leave behind - ‘trash pyramids’? It leaves me wondering how easily people can get rid of their emotions and past. The other day I found a toy Unicorn on my way home, and I was trying to understand why it was thrown away? Did that child consider that he/she is now too old for toys? The piece titled ‘Honey For Gods’ represents the bridge from childhood to adulthood. I wish that everyone could cultivate their creative inner child within themselves throughout their lifetime.
As a young female, budding artist, what are your ambitions?
I want to put a spell on people allowing them to see magic and rainbows every moment. To make art that resonates with their hearts and will leave them satisfied as if they have had an ice-cream on a sunny day on the beach.