by the limits of mere eclecticism, Ian Ashley still recalls the commandment
that authorized her existence: "dissolve all boundaries."
In the 1980s in Los Angeles, she deployed the "Ian Ashley Collection"
of designer clothing on unsuspecting rock stars, re-wiring their minds
to fit her mission. Soon thereafter, her evolving tribe merged sound-scapes
with fashion shows and performance art, turning musicians into designers
and runway models into dancers and mimes. Combining the social practices
of cocktail parties with Human Be-Ins, Ian used these settings to distribute
Paleolithic power objects (her own hand-made jewelry). In the 1990s,
Ian came to San Diego and infiltrated Lloyd Ruocco's House of the Future.
As both a maker of her own work and a promoter of others, Ian is rumored
to use her house/art studio as a time machine, traveling to ancient
sites to salvage forgotten patterns and forms. She holds positions on
the boards of Sushi Performance & Visual Art as well as The Synergy
Art Foundation where she supervises the building of the arks that will
carry the artists safely back to the Ocean of the Imagination.