About Arko was born in Belgium on May 12,1975.
Her days are filled with photography, drawing, painting and writing poetry.
With a family background of fine-art painters and photographers, she never had to look far to find something new to explore. She enjoyed many hours in the darkroom with her grandfather and spent most of her young life watching dad make one of his oils, ceramics or ink engravings.
After training as an animation artist at the 'RITS Hogeschool' in Brussels, she stashed her pencils and traveled the world for several years, working for British Airways and Sabena.
Confronted with some life-changing events and living through a full year in hospital, brought her back to basics:
"Only then did I discover the immense beauty of poetry," she says, "thanks to one artist whose work was a great inspiration through that rough year. As his poems and paintings sometimes literally carried me through the days, they rekindled in me something that had been dormant for a very long time: a deep connection with myself and the millions of little things that so often go unnoticed every day."
She decided to pick up her camera again, leave the commercial world behind and never looked back.
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