Ingrid Avendaño

Ingrid Avendaño is a software engineer and hardware hacking artist currently living in San Francisco.


A profile picture of the artist, turned to face an easel and canvas which she is finger-painting with her left hand. The canvas is heavily textured with what looks like small blocks in addition to lots of paint. In her right hand, she holds a palette covered with multi-colored blobs of paint, mainly blues and yellows. Her fingers and wrists are covered with paint. She is concentrating intensely on the painting.

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