Entry Title: "Santa Monica State of Mind"
Name: renee akana , United States
Category and Expertise: Environmental, Non-Professional

Entry Description: Watching life at Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California reveals culture on a passing or permanent vacation.

About the Artist:

Renee Akana is a formally trained photographer and painter from Los Angeles, California, currently living between Charlottesville, Virginia and Central New York. Renee lived in Los Angeles for 45 years and was surrounded by city structure and interfaced with millions of people as a daily experience. Moving to a small country town is a different experience for this urbanite. Her painting style has been conceptual. Photography has given her the opportunity to look outside of herself for connection through her camera.