About The Artist
Mystical, magical mixed media figures and book forms inhabit the vivid imagination of Ingrid Dijkers, a very creative artist living in Plymouth, Michigan. Dijkers, an American artist, was born in the Netherlands. With a degree in Fine Arts and an extensive background in travel, her interest has been stimulated by the many international and classical works of Art dealing with out of the ordinary stories of real or imaginary personalities. Dijkers’ work has evolved and migrated from one art form to another, from sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, collage and altered books into a perfect marriage combining all of these techniques. The marionette-like figures she has produced over the past years have slowly evolved into intriguing and enigmatic collaged figures to book forms and the wearable art pieces that she is concentrating on now.
As a life long collector of antique fabrics, vintage trims, buttons and found objects, she incorporates a wide variety of these into her work. Meticulous attention is given to the usage of unusual and quality materials, ranging from the most elegant silk brocades and hand beaded Belgian laces to contemporary metallics. The contrasts provide a wonderful esoteric quality to her work. Ingrid’s captivating book constructions, figures and wearable pieces inhabit an imaginary world where anything is possible . . . One can dream, can’t one?
Thanks to Carmelita for finding this artist!