Category Archives: Inspirations

shadow blog

Inspirations: Silhouettes & Shadows

  From shadows that spill out behind artworks, to internal beams of light that bounce around in my transparent or mirrored artworks, – so creating a fullness or absence of light I have always been intrigued by light-play and silhouette.

shadow blog

Inspirations: Silhouettes & Shadows

  From shadows that spill out behind artworks, to internal beams of light that bounce around in my transparent or mirrored artworks, – so creating a fullness or absence of light I have always been intrigued by light-play and silhouette.

landscape, small text tattoo, tatoo, hands, minute, microscopic tattoo

Inspiration: Calligraphic body art & the history of Tattoos…

Whilst researching writing on the body as performance, and microscopic written texts, I came across this amazingly detailed tattoo: “Body Scripture II”  – calligraphic body art. Israeli artist Ronit Bigal creates these black Indian ink calligraphies  composed of thousands of

landscape, small text tattoo, tatoo, hands, minute, microscopic tattoo

Inspiration: Calligraphic body art & the history of Tattoos…

Whilst researching writing on the body as performance, and microscopic written texts, I came across this amazingly detailed tattoo: “Body Scripture II”  – calligraphic body art. Israeli artist Ronit Bigal creates these black Indian ink calligraphies  composed of thousands of

John Avelluto, title img, By Nicola Anthony Thomas Micchelli - source Hyperallergic

Found Articles: Nothing as It Seems – John Avelluto’s Unrelenting Emptiness

Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas Micchelli about artist John Avelluto, whose artwork really challenges our perceptions of paper and sculpture. His art is definitely not what

John Avelluto, title img, By Nicola Anthony Thomas Micchelli - source Hyperallergic

Found Articles: Nothing as It Seems – John Avelluto’s Unrelenting Emptiness

Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas Micchelli about artist John Avelluto, whose artwork really challenges our perceptions of paper and sculpture. His art is definitely not what

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

Today’s inspiration on the subject of language – I came across this “tri-tongued orator,” whose powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavours of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

Today’s inspiration on the subject of language – I came across this “tri-tongued orator,” whose powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavours of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her

Nicola Anthony, Consciousness Catchers, (c) 2013

Inspirations: ‘Between’

Much of my recent work with dreamcatcher-like forms and prayer threads has been about connections, tensions, and those spaces in between.   The large scale consciousness catcher sculpture was installed here in Singapore.  

Nicola Anthony, Consciousness Catchers, (c) 2013

Inspirations: ‘Between’

Much of my recent work with dreamcatcher-like forms and prayer threads has been about connections, tensions, and those spaces in between.   The large scale consciousness catcher sculpture was installed here in Singapore.  

Nicola Anthony in India

Paddy fields & prayer threads: back to the studio

This year has flown by - I’ve been up to my knees in rice plants in the paddy fields of Indonesia, growing an artist’s paddy field sculpture in Singapore city, travelling in South India and unravelling prayer threads to turn into woven artworks.

Nicola Anthony in India

Paddy fields & prayer threads: back to the studio

This year has flown by - I’ve been up to my knees in rice plants in the paddy fields of Indonesia, growing an artist’s paddy field sculpture in Singapore city, travelling in South India and unravelling prayer threads to turn into woven artworks.

Wings, by Zhou Wendou.j, image (c) Nicola Anthony, Art Stage 2014

Art Stage Singapore 2014 – Following The Light

If you were not able to attend Art Stage 2014, I have documented some of my top art picks especially for you! Article originally published in Artitute Magazine, January 2014. This year’s Art Stage is packed full of juicy artworks that

Wings, by Zhou Wendou.j, image (c) Nicola Anthony, Art Stage 2014

Art Stage Singapore 2014 – Following The Light

If you were not able to attend Art Stage 2014, I have documented some of my top art picks especially for you! Article originally published in Artitute Magazine, January 2014. This year’s Art Stage is packed full of juicy artworks that