"I grew up watching my Grandmother recycle – everything! Nothing in our house was ever wasted.   

“I am a mixed media artist and papermaker. My work is primarily centered around incorporating handmade paper into mixed media collage and paintings. I use disintegrating vintage textile especially in papermaking, and, found objects in the process. I inherited this love for recycling from my Grandmother. She  would re-purpose everything down to the very threads that came from old garments. Accordingly, I  find something very magical about giving things with a history new life by adding them into my work.

My art is spiritual  and intuitive. I am always searching soul for higher ideas / purpose of what connects us as human beings. I try to listen and feel the work to allow it to become what it needs to be. The mediums differ, but I think there is alwaysa kinship conveyed in my compositions.

I want people to be drawn into the art by feelings rather than necessarily by the identification of symbols or images. So, I like to use vague abstracted forms and color to create my narratives, leaving room for personal interpretation. I see art as an organic process. And, I believe it is as important to be inspired bythe heart as by the literal images.”

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.

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