I’m participating in a project called the Freedom 58 Project. This organization sets out to fight slavery and human oppression through education, advocacy, and action. There are 30 million slaves in the world. 2 million women and children are trafficked annually. I am happy to be part of an exhibit called the Faces of Freedom. This exhibit shines the light on this growing criminal enterprise and draws awareness to it. As a participating artist, I was given the portrait of someone who was saved from trafficking by one of the partner organizations. I painted this young girl trying to bring a light into her face to show the hope for the future. This will be a touring exhibit, starting at Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas in April. I’m excited to be part of something so good.
About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist
I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free.
I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.