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I grew up in a paradisiacal garden, in a house in the center of historic Bucharest.
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Playing in mud.
Walking through a forest embraced by filtered sunlight.
Rolling sideways down a grassy hill.
Burying my nose in fragrant pollen, between colored petals.
Hiding in bushes.
Falling on soft snow.
Swimming.
Dreaming.
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When our neighborhood started being demolished to make way for the huge communist palace... we had the most fun of our lives: burning, cutting, breaking, making.
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During all this time, I read with great passion a series of books entitled "Povesti Nemuritoare" (Undying/Immortal Stories) - a large collection of…

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About

http://ioanacolor.com

I grew up in a paradisiacal garden, in a house in the center of historic Bucharest.
...
Playing in mud.
Walking through a forest embraced by filtered sunlight.
Rolling sideways down a grassy hill.
Burying my nose in fragrant pollen, between colored petals.
Hiding in bushes.
Falling on soft snow.
Swimming.
Dreaming.
...
When our neighborhood started being demolished to make way for the huge communist palace... we had the most fun of our lives: burning, cutting, breaking, making.
...
During all this time, I read with great passion a series of books entitled "Povesti Nemuritoare" (Undying/Immortal Stories) - a large collection of international folk and fairytales filled with magical symbolism.
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These first ten years of my life are my true formative experiences, giving me curiosity, a love for nature and landscapes, the desire to explore and an understanding of magic, symbolism, mystery, things sacred and scarred.
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Following this, much later in life I delved inquisitively into the subjects of art, religion and psychology, from the cultural and philosophical perspectives, particularly to answer questions about the need and search for meaning, the place for symbolism, human history, human consciousness, dreams and the role of the imagination.
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The three authors who influenced me greatly are Andrei Tarkovsky... Daisez T. Suzuki... and Martin Buber...
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My art training-education has been conducted studying at Cornell, in Denmark and at MIT (under the large umbrella of design and architecture); looking, while walking through numerous famous galleries, museums, and spaces of published art around the world; and experimenting as inspired.

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