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Noelle Nakama

My artwork is informed by personal history and nostalgic moments that are pivotal in my life and transcend metaphorically to the human cycle of life, which is universal. Uncovering history allows for reflection and contemplation, a rediscovering of what makes up our identity.

Familiar pictures and sculpted objects are often used as representations of my own personal experiences, and become a catalyst for a journey back into ones own past. Texture and color are also an important part of my visual language. It has the potential to reveal, conceptually, that which cannot be seen through the image itself. A heavily worn and textured surface suggests history and a passage of time. Conversely, an organically smooth, white, translucent surface indicates a sense of absence, loss, the insubstantial and the ephemeral.

 

Noelle Nakama ceramic, sculpture and pottery
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