Ananya’s first and foremost source of inspiration and influence is the community and the cultures that she is immersed in. Being brought up in India and England Ananya has been submerged in equally strong and often contradicting principles, lifestyles and traditions. The need to find her own balance between conflicting ideologies ultimately instigated the curiosity to study and question the ethos that has shaped her thus far. Observing and interrogating specific avenues in question within both communities has undoubtedly brought to light many disheartening truths, but it has also given her a heightened appreciation for proactive countervailing reactions. Through her work, Ananya strives to not only create an awareness of these ‘issues’ but to do so in an intriguing, thought provoking and elegant manner.