Open for Breathing | Marissa Anne Ayala

Artist Statement | My visual art and poetry captures how one's identity shifts within a city. I lived in NYC for eleven years and this collection captures my New York life — how the architecture, culture, colors, shapes constantly emerged from the sidewalks, tunnels, skylines, river beds to create a fixed calm in the ever shifting and evolving cityscape.

Marissa Anne Ayala is a writer and artist based in Austin, TX. Her work was featured in Tupelo Press, Handwritten, Entropy, STRATA, Glassworks Magazine, and Pen + Brush Literary Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @MarissaAAyala and on Instagram @marissaanneayala.