My name is Alisha Ann Funkhouser (A. Funk for short). I was born, raised, and currently reside in Reno, Nevada. I am fascinated by the concept of childhood memory and nostalgia and in which ways society influences and affects childhood and our ideas of it. This theme has become the basis for much of my current work.
The intent of the series, Inner Child is to reveal the inner child living within each of us. I have chosen people who are in their early twenties as my subjects to depict that crucial age when many people are forced to "grow up" and enter college or join the work force. My intention is to create a glimpse of a colorful, playful world so the viewer feels as if he/she is looking through a child's eyes. Most importantly I want this project to encourage the viewer to reveal his/her own inner child.