In my practice I focus on the objects that surround me in spaces that I claim some modicum of ownership over and use these scenes to reflect on my identity as a mother and woman. With this work I intend to highlight the many sides of motherhood that I have experienced and allow the viewer to both embrace my narrative while also encouraging a search for one of their own. Themes that I explore include physical and mental health, social and economic inequality, domesticity, family, tradition, and transition.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicole Arnold is a mother and artist currently working in Central and Southern Illinois. She received her BFA in printmaking from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2018 with a minor in art history. She was a press assistant at Tom Huck’s Evil Prints in St. Louis between the fall of 2015 and the summer of 2019. Nicci is expected to receive her MFA in Printmaking from Illinois State University in the Spring of 2022.
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