Draco Felis

Crucifairies: Art by Maiya

Anna has been an artist since her early years, working under the name of Maiya. She mostly creates sculpture and paintings, specializing in mythological themes. 

I started painting at the age of 3, inspired by watching my father, Larry Young, working in his studio. I began with water colors and have since broadened my portfolio to include sculpture and mixed media, graphic novels, and body art.  As well as creating my own art, I have managed several fine art galleries in Winter Park, Florida and produced live performance events, presenting art by local artists as well as pieces by world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Chagall and Rembrandt.

My largest project is Fas Ferox: A Modern-Day Mythology, a multimedia graphic novel set in a post-apocalyptic world. I have been working on this for many years, with my friend Neil Gaiman as Creative Consultant, and a team of artists and writers providing work in various mediums.

The Crucifairies are a more recent project, combining two forms of fantasy: erotica and mythical creatures. These allow me to explore the darker sides of my imagination, drawing on my experiences in the punk and fetish scenes. They combine tongue in cheek humor with sensuality and a touch of ghoulishness.

Throughout all my work, I try to convey a sense of the universality of human experience. Regardless of our ethnic origin, nationality or religion, we are all subject to the same fears, the same desires, and the same emotions. By understanding other cultures, we better understand ourselves.

Her art dolls and her occult-themed and fetish-themed sculptures are starting to attract an international audience. Her work has been exhibited at prestigious local art galleries including the Orlando Museum of Art and the Janine Taylor Folk Art Gallery.

Much of Anna's work is custom commissioned pieces, catering to clients with very specialized requirements.

More information

Maiya's Mythological Emporium (online store)
Contact Anna about commissions or exhibitions