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Jan 17, 2014

An art exhibit by Inga Woods

Meet twenty-one year old Inga Woods….she’s a painter, poet, jewelry designer and does almost anything during her spare time to create impressive pieces. And tonight at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, the young artist is putting on display all the work that she has done over the years. Woods places her personal experiences as well as social issues in her writing and designs.

 

Inga Woods, Artist

“I’ve always hidden this in the shed that I have and I think it is about time people see who I am and what I have to offer. So it is like paintings, poetry, glasswork, metalwork, everything the works.”

 

Duane Moody

“When do you get the time to do these beautiful pieces that you have out here?”

 

Inga Woods

Inga Woods

“Either when I am out from school or out from work. I suffer insomnia so I am up from three a.m. and I am just painting drawing just to try and put myself to go sleep. So whenever I have free time, I work.”

 

Duane Moody

“The inspiration behind your pieces…”

 

Inga Woods

“Basically all my artwork is based on emotions. I am a very emotional person and I find it really hard to express myself with words or any other way. So I find that it is easier for me to paint it out and show you—use figures and everybody understands how you react to other people. So I use that as my inspiration like that is my drive to explain my paintings and my poetry.  I consider all good pieces because they are different times in my life. One I was going through a hard moment so I would paint that and the other time, I was super happy so it is like hard to say which one is my favorite cause they all represent something that has happened in my life or something that made me think of it.  Basically I grew up on farms and construction sites because you know my dad, he works with construction, so I was able to work in the workshops, do mechanics, do all kinds of things and I got to play around with things and the guys taught me how to work welding, work with medal so I used to be a little assistant to the people. And so that’s how I learn to do and I kinda experimented with all the art pieces and then I made jewelry and all that stuff.”

 

Duane Moody

“Finally, people coming out to the exhibit, what is it that you really want them to take away from it?”

 

Inga Woods

“I just want them to be taken away by the colors and what I am trying to put out there for people to see like the movement. I want it to move you in a way to say mien I didn’t think about it in that way or like how one of the painting might react to you…mien she is naked, why is her face turned away, why does she have these many different colors, why is her eyes blacked out. I want people to feel this is a safe haven for them because this for me is an opening…anything you can see about me.”

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