A life long love of art, experimenting with many mediums, somehow paper always remains a constant.
"I am a mixed media artist and papermaker. My work is primarily centered around incorporating handmade papers into mixed media collage and layered paintings. I use a lot of vintage textiles and found objects in my process and on the work. I like to think I inherited this love for recycling from my Grandmother. We spent a lot of time making art together, and I watched her repurpose everything down to threads from old garments. It seemed NOTHING in our house was ever wasted! Consequently, I find something appealing about giving old objects new life by adding them into my work when possible.
My creative process is intuitive toward abstracted expressionism. Most compositions are intentionally vague narratives. Because I want people to have room to be drawn into the art by feelings rather than specific symbols or images. That way, the experience is more personal. I believe art is an organic process. So that, the things that touch us do not always have to be literal or concrete. Though I am conscious of and passionate about incorporating thoughts and feelings related to the complexities of my Afrocentric American roots."
Rosalind Nzinga Vaughn-Nichol, was born in Indiana into a multi-generational family of artisans and craftsmen. She studied drawing and painting at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana; received a BFA from California State University, Long Beach; and a MA from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently resides in northeastern USA.