Dana Lina was originally an architect, who began her architectural work and design in an architecture consulting company in 1998. After reading the Japanese book 'Hodori', concering the art of wire work, she felt fascinated and passionate about the art. She started selling her works at a local bazaar and art & craft festival. Inspired by Mary Macquire's book of wire work, she decided to be a full-time artist. The initial work that she produced consisted mainly of basketry, candle stands, and flower vases. Approximately a year later, she produced items to order such as monograms, fruittrays, key chains, decorative aquariums, as well as animal figures. Dana currently lives in Jambi, Indonesia.