I’ve wanted to do a collaboration Mask with one of my favorite artists, Iuna Tinta from Switzerland. We were both artists for Travis Rice’s company ASYMBOL in Jackson, WY, that’s when I first saw her work. Recently, we are both artists for Mervin Manufacturing doing snowboard graphics. I carved a human portrait mask out of red cedar, and sent it to Switzerland for her to paint. She chose to do a Swiss Floral pattern in her style, the finished piece turned out very beautiful.
Iuna Tinta is a Swiss artist working in Berlin, Germany. She earned her B.A. from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne in 2009. Her paintings have been exhibited in several international solo and group shows and her work is frequently being featured within the snowsports industry. Iuna Tinta’s modern mountainscapes and native iconography are influenced by numerous years in Central America and the Pacific North West Coast. However, it is her own roots, the traditional folk art and the Swiss landscapes, that has shaped her artistic style the most.