Made with 10,000 Ping pong balls and light, and the hand-written aspirations of 5000 school children from around Singapore. Ouroboros is an ancient symbol, signifying infinity and the life cycle. In this artwork every ping pong ball is inscribed with an individual's wish or aspiration, as we worked with a very large community to make them the subject of the sculpture. More info: http://wp.me/p1uRr1-16K Thanks to Richard Koh for The Living! Project for many of these photos.
A series created using rice paper and Nicola's drawing technique using the careful burning of incense on the paper's surface. Encapsulated in embroidery hoops, these works feature places real and imagined, and incorporate mirrors and lightboxes. Purchase: email firstname.lastname@example.org
A series created in response to the rich history of Telok Ayer in Singapore, which blends in harmonious syncretism elements from diverse cultures, religions, languages and food traditions. Nicola explores rice paper, packing paper, incense and materials carrying meaningful symbolism of life coming into the newly established and immediately thriving port of Singapore. Encapsulated in embroidery hoops, her research takes the shape of a myriad of inner journeys... The most interesting character of the hoop works is perhaps the method of burning paper with joss sticks. Rather than adding, Nicola empties, thus generating void spaces that collectively create the final image. [Taken from the catalogue essay by Daniela Beltrani] Purchase at: SPR MRKT Gallery.