Her principal contact with visual arts started at a young age watching her mother painting and dyeing silk in her studio. Then, at the age of fifteen, she was introduced to printmaking and immediately was enchanted by the meditative and salubrious qualities of creating woodblocks. Ina’s curiosity to discover and learn other cultures fed her academic pursuits and constant practice of printmaking as well.
With a Masters degree in Anthropology in her back pocket and her artist’s hat on, Ina decided to travel to the mother of civilisations; Africa. After many travels there, Ina made the decision to live for two years in Morocco, where she studied traditional intaglio, mono-print and etching techniques. Ina’s artwork is reflecting her visual memory of patterns, light and colours. She uses her woodcuts to play with organic structures as it is developing unexpectedly under her microscope.
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