These small mixed media flowers are a series that are a direct result of the flowers I created for the Krispy Kreme doughnut sculpture. I enjoyed creating smaller forms and working with paper. The paper has its limits and fading issues which challenged me. Eva Hesse, my inspiration, spoke on the topic of unstable materials. I agree with her opinion though I still have difficulty selling a work that may fade if exposed to intense sunlight for a long period. So I have begun experimenting with different inks and paints that will enhance the color fastness of the piece without compromising the textures within the paper. Every material has some vulnerability to the environment and what it’s exposed to. I hope my work will last a long time and be enjoyed by many.
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I'm Jennifer Nichols, a mixed media artist from North Carolina. I enjoy capturing the essence of nature through a variety of materials. I incorporate found objects such as strainers and bottle caps into my work. I am drawn to these items but it is also important to me to do my part to protect our environment by keeping things out of the land fill.