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Nicola Henley

Cuckoo and Blossom 2012 Painted and silk-screen printed onto cotton calico with pigments and dyes. Collaged with japanese paper

Country: Ireland

visited in 2013

Workshop: Textiles

Nicola's work is composed by studying birds and their flight in relation to the natural environment. By watching and drawing their motion she aims to capture a sense of scale and movement within space.

Each piece of work also examines our inner state, using birds to express those emotions and concepts of life both on a personal and a universal level. The work links the abstract sensations of what she feels with hints of the figurative reality in a particular place.

Nicola's latest works aim to capture the sense of spiritual liberation that we search for in direct contrast to the physical, conformist world in which we are trapped. She moved to Ireland in 1991 and now lives and works in Co.Clare.


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