Nicole Dikon, MFA 2017

Thesis Exhibition: March 8-11, 2017

Opening Reception : March 10, 6-8pm

Turtle Island

The Other Side

Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated by what we perceive as the “natural” world and the flora within it. From the smallest flower to the vast vistas of the jungle, the memories remaining from these interactions within a given ecosystem, are what I try to convey. Translating life drawings to woodcuts is something that helps me in this process. By repeatedly using the same blocks of wood, they take on a life of their own, with changes in color, warping of shape and density.  This life imitates the ebb and flow within any ecosystem.  In layering color, whether it’s by printing blocks or collaging paper, the images present a density of information that references landscape, both natural and built.  And while my images imitate my own memories, they also form abstracted spaces that are unique to themselves.