If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Installation, Photography
About my artwork
"Suspended Continuum (s), Nicole Lenzi’s site-specific drawing installation brings the entire gallery into play, making wide use of its architectural motifs and gridded flooring. Traditional drawing teams up with three-dimensional elements creating a visual labyrinth that beckons interaction from the viewer, and suggests an activity that could extend forever. Interested in the Taoist principle of Yin-Yang, she seeks complementary interconnections and assigns gender to junctures and forms (hard-edge, for example, corresponds to Yang or male energy and rounded to Yin or female energy). Part improvisation, part calculated, the piece presents moments of obvious balance in contrast to others where the causal link is less easy to discern under layers of activity. Consider the path of a drawn line as it extends from a wooden panel resting on top of the linoleum tiling, and assumes dimensionality, producing actual and drawn shadows. Out of this vertiginous network of found and invented materials and marks, unforeseen harmonies emerge and stir the imagination."-Sarah Tanguay
Thank you for your great comments about my work. Since you asked about the mending series, I have more on my website. I also have a description:
These softly lit images were captured using a pinhole camera. The photographs offer the viewer an intimate glimpse of the tools used for mending clothing. This series addresses domesticity, meticulous work, and the act of preservation.
Media: Digital Prints
Dimensions: 19” x 24”
Definetly check out my show in Baltimore. Let me know what you think.
I first started to make objects, as independent peices that somehow were related to drawing. eventually i realised that the boundaries were not that clear and i became more and more interested in using other materials as sources for drawing experience. presently i think that each process feeds the other, and ideas that can be static in one media, can become really dynamic when your attitude towards what you use is slightly changed.
thanks for the question, I will upload some of my most recent work soon.
i'm fascinated by these images and how they transform/reinterpret the installation - potentially becoming their own works rather than serving as representations of objects or events. is this how you see it?