Guest Artist: Ida Floreak

Ida Floreak is a New Orleans-based artist who hails from Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting and scientific illustration. Ida’s work is influenced by her studies in Rome with RISD’s European Honors Program and her work as an archaeological illustrator on the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di Murlo.

Her paintings explore symmetry, shadows, and the natural world. Pulling from her personal collection, she paints bones, gems, insects and other natural objects in formations reminiscent of the Italian grotteschi and devotional art. Playing with symbols of life, death and the passing of seasons, she delves into the eternal and the ephemeral nature of our world.