GRANVILLE
ISLAND

Rising

Anita Ho

Asian Canadian

When I look to the sky, the sense of hope and freedom washes over me. In a sense we all yearn to break free of something whether it is a universal, communal or personal struggle. To know that we are not alone in this yearning brings me the sense of hope, strength and community that I can overcome and reach for something new.

Anita is a children’s book illustrator and game artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her art style is fun and full of colour and is heavily inspired by scenes of nature, floral color schemes, and the wonders of fantasy. But the most notably eye-catching aspect of her style is the explosion of obnoxiously bright and saturated colours she uses in her work. Other than drawing, she enjoys basking in nature, spending her time playing dungeons & dragons with friends and tabling at local art festivals.

The Lantern City is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.