Nicole Love

What My Mother Never Warned Me Would Happen
Paper and Yarn
5' 11" x 5' 4"


In the last few years I have settled in Blythewood, South Carolina.  However, being an Army brat allowed me to travel the United States so I do not consider a specific place home. My travels led to experiencing different environments and cultures that in return influenced my work, such as Asian influences. I love every type of media that allows me to make conceptual and personal narrative art. At Winthrop University, I am a May 2016 candidate for a B.A. in Art with a minor in theatre. After graduation, I plan to enter graduate school with a goal of earning a Master’s degree in art education and film.  

Artist Statement:

The nature of my work is mostly mixed media and conceptual. Over the past three years, I have experimented with paper and Japanese origami. The inspiration for this origami installation primarily came from my wonderful mom who seemed to always be one step ahead of me. She constantly warned me to be cautious of things I should not do. I dedicated this installation to her titling it, “What My Mother Never Warned Me Would Happen”, resulting from our time spent apart. In this conceptual installation piece, I have folded over two hundred paper cranes- mostly recycled material - for major events that occured in 2015 and the beginning of 2016. Inside each individual paper crane is a record of a significant event that occurred on that particular day.

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