Nicola engages with all interested parties to create meaningful art.
Nicola’s creative process starts with research into the local culture, environment and history so she can come to a full appreciation of the site and its meaning. It is this mix of perspectives which helps inform the story behind first concepts. Nicola then explores materials and fabrication techniques which capture the essence of place and ensure a meaningful and streamlined delivery.
Nicola’s concepts are first captured in a series of sketches and ideas to illustrate progression from concept to final form.
Early on Nicola was influenced by the Japanese design aesthetic, distilling and refining an essence from nature’s complexity. She has married this approach with digital technology, handmade culture and leading fabrication techniques.
Transcendent art tells a rich story through creative work which truly belongs in its assigned place. Engaging stories are imbued with the local culture – indigenous and Euro-Australian – and find their context within the environment and the memory of local people.
The test of any public artwork or design is simple – is it thought provoking? Nicola’s aim with every project is to produce work which stimulates reflection, thought and inspiration and promotes a sense of connectedness and well-being.