Nikki is a multi media artist based on the south coast, whose practice explores stories about identity and how small changes can cause tiny fractures in our personal landscape. She is often inspired by rules, constraints and found language. Creating fresh narratives, she takes the materials on new journeys to bring the past into the present, developing one off installations, small editions & poetry. The work evolves through cutting, collecting, cataloguing, playful experimentation, measuring, making, destroying, researching, remaking and removing. Her practice is habitually obsessive, meticulous & laborious, contradicted with chance processes and randomness, using the outcomes of making as receptacles for the unsaid and the unseen.
Lady in Red - a series of stitched booklets and an extract from Presumptuous Views, a mixed media wall hanging, both part of the Absent Archive Project.
Nikki has work in the Creekside Open in Deptford in June, Martyrs Gallery Summer Salon in July and will be artist in residence with Lyn Dale at Pickhams Garden near Wilmington in August.