Anna D Williams is a Brooklyn based artist who has gained notability and recognition for her street art in both Williamsburg and SoHo. Studying illustration at the Pratt Institute, she aims to bring high art and art historical imagery to the public. Anna uses mixed media and detailed drawing to create pieces that are at once visually striking and compelling. "I make street art because I want people to see what I think is beautiful, while understanding the city's icons and influences that have shaped modern art and design."
Inspiration can come from everywhere. Living in the city there is almost an overwhelming amount of it. In terms of visually, I get inspiration from the day-to-day. In my collages especially, I take pieces of what is current and re-contextualise it. What does it mean to see these images juxtaposed to one another? I look at street art the same way: a public collage. My treatment of a wall is very different from its surroundings and the wall itself. I love especially when my street art is part of a textured wall: a space where other artists have been and made their mark.