Artist Statement:

I look to the shapes and forms found in nature for inspiration. Plants, insects and animals all provide a means for my artwork to express the emotions of my human experience. I explore the feelings of everyday life – beauty, joy, love, tragedy, grief – through botanical compositions made of paper, paint, wire and glue. I have recently moved away from 2-dimensional works and into the realm of 3-dimensional creations, as I seek to meticulously capture every detail possible in my nature-based works.


Inga Ilze Peterson is an artist and designer based in Portland, Oregon. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, and later completed a degree in Industrial Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her highly detailed work is influenced by her love of nature, botanical and scientific illustration, and natural history exhibits.