‘It’s Dana, not Day-na’
Having people ‘steal’ her work; appropriate her photographic images as their own creations only reinforced Dana Easton’s cautious approach to others. Outwardly self-assured and mature beyond her years, she has watermarked her Instagram images. Understanding the worth of her creations, this aspiring professional photographer has already had a brush with intellectual property rights as well as visual art.
Her signature also appears in another public forum. While a Marlborough Girls College student she collaborated with the Wellington artist Sheyne Tuffrey in his creation of a public mural in Blenheim. She has already made a contribution to the community in helping create a vibrant piece of art, receiving wide, positive critical comment.
Currently studying Visual Arts and Design at the Nelson Campus of NMIT, Dana enjoys believes her artistic bent was inherited from her Great-Grandmother. While this skipped a couple of generations, her forebears landscape oil painting and portrait photographs still grace the family home in Blenheim.
She prefers to view art and ‘live in the moment,’ yet appreciates the ability of the camera to capture that very same moment. While she has travelled within the Pacific, her preferred destination is Europe. One can only imagine the pressure of wanting to be in the presence of culturally significant European Art and wanting to preserve the same.