Anaïs Dassé creates fictitious tableaux, picturing primitive feral youth, as ethnographic material. She playfully imagines things in the context of a larger fictional culture. Creating hierarchies of events, enticing the viewer into a narrative journey with children and young adults in the forests of Arkansas and Texas.
Her first career was as a scientific illustrator in France. After she relocated to Arkansas, she began to address the subjects of religious beliefs, guns, and civilization. Anaïs Dassé is represented by Boswell Mourot Gallery (Little Rock, AR).