March 30, 2020

The Chaos Within Podcast – Create from Within with Anna Dugan

by joeyphoenix

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Anna Dugan of Annadidathing is a Filipina American mural artist, illustrator, and weirdo extraordinaire based in Salem, MA. She joins Joey on the podcast to talk about the Mariposa Project, why failure is important, and what it means to create from within. 

In February of this year, Anna partnered with Creative Collective and the North Shore Mall to raise support for those affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. Anna live painted a mural on a grid of 9 Balikbayan Boxes which, once they dried, were filled with goods and supplies to be sent to those affected regionally. 

The mural she painted held the phrase We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 

Which is something which is especially relevant at the moment. 

Listen to the podcast to hear more about her process and learn how she’s using art to cope with this quarantine. You can find out more about her at or by following her on Facebook

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Miranda’s Hearth
Mariposa Project
Balikbayan Boxes 

Mariposa Sculpture by Annadidathing

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