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IDA NOELLE is a self taught illustrator and muralist. She was born in Manila, Philippines and raised between the deserts of the Middle East and the tropics of Southeast Asia. Her cross-border upbringing has influenced her to explore themes of nature, dreams, journeys and whimsy in her work, which she expresses through creating imaginary landscapes and curious creatures. Her illustrations have been published in literary folios and travel, lifestyle and design magazines. Her resource-coloring book, Textiles of the Philippines, was produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Thomas J. Watson Library. Ida's giant garden murals have been planted in living spaces around Asia, Europe and the United States and she is one of the selected muralists for the 100 Gates Project in New York City. Ida seeks to be involved in meaningful projects that have a positive impact on communities.