Nicki Cherry

2022 Aim Fellow

Biography

My sculptures are active sites of growth and decay—tulips bloom from stretching tendrils, ceramic bodies leak milky fluids, spine-shaped candles burn and diffuse scent. I coat amorphously carved figurative forms with pigmented concrete, fiberglass, wax, and resin. Some of these bodies are fragmented into multiple parts and spread across space; others are missing limbs and heads entirely.

I punctuate these alien forms with live and fake flowers, medical ephemera, rubber tubing, and fountain pumps that circulate liquids through the sculptures. Combining shape-shifting forms with these objects, my sculptures reenact the fluctuations we experience within our physical and physiological selves.

Artist Statement

My sculptures are active sites of growth and decay—tulips bloom from stretching tendrils, ceramic bodies leak milky fluids, spine-shaped candles burn and diffuse scent. I coat amorphously carved figurative forms with pigmented concrete, fiberglass, wax, and resin. Some of these bodies are fragmented into multiple parts and spread across space; others are missing limbs and heads entirely.

I punctuate these alien forms with live and fake flowers, medical ephemera, rubber tubing, and fountain pumps that circulate liquids through the sculptures. Combining shape-shifting forms with these objects, my sculptures reenact the fluctuations we experience within our physical and physiological selves.

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