As a practitioner of the “old ways/rites”, ritual is a fundamental aspect of my creative process.
My deep search for the truth started within myself.
On this very personal journey, I recognised the alienation I felt from my authentic Italian/Germanic heritage as well as the importance in regaining equilibrium to my feminine and masculine aspects. These two aspects both influenced my understanding of the Divine.
It is therefore that I turn to the Divine Feminine, to a devotion which spread throughout ancient and indigenous cultures. Through the evidence of artefacts left by our ancestors (e.g. Neolithic figurines of the goddess) which, to me, awaken a remembrance of the sense of beauty of unity, which has long since been lost : this beauty is a universal language that transcends boundaries and time.
In the ancient past, a mystical connection of the sacred feminine with the Cosmos and Nature was understood to exist - in for example the fertility of the soil, waters, caves, stars, and the moon- all of which symbolize to me the creative force of Woman.
An extract from Carl Jung’s book “Psychology and Alchemy”, paraphrases the 15th century alchemist Basileus Valentiusreads:
“The Earth (as prima materia) is not a dead body but inhabited by a spirit that is its life and soul. All created things,minerals included, draw their strength from the earth-spirit. The spirit is life, it is nourished by the stars and givesnourishment to all living things it shelters in its womb.”
In my artwork I aim to elevate all aspects of the feminine alongside the masculine- to the sacred and sublime, through the language of symbolism – and in my use of colour, geometry, numerology and natural materials.
Nicole graduated with distinction in July 2022 from The Prince's Foundation-School of Traditional Arts, where she undertook a masters degree. Showing her paintings alongside her ceramic work at The Garrison Chapel in July. She also received the Kairos Award which was a great honour to her.
Nicole’s work is beautifully varied from intuitive geometrical drawings, ceramics, clay sculptures and textile art. Her focus to leave the least impact and work in balance with the earth. Expressing a life and light that most fail or struggle to see, which evoke a lost memory and truth.
Nicole’s inspiration derives from prehistoric art, nature, the elements, the cosmos and sacred sites. Being conscious and tending to the connections and the importance in honouring what we encounter and being responsible in what we bring forth.
Nicole explores the deeper layers of her mystical journey through her art, using natural pigments, she makes from plants and earth and minerals.
Nicole exhibited pieces of her work at The College of Psychic Studies "Creative Spirits" exhibition- 11th October-10December 2022 in London and holds workshops periodically.
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