A life long love of experimenting with many mediums,  somehow paper always remains at my core.    

 “I am a mixed media artist and  papermaker. My work centers on incorporating  disintegrating vintage textile and found objects into my handmade paper. Which I use to  create mixed media collage and paintings. I inherited a love for recycling from my grandmother, who  would repurpose  everything from an old garment down to  its threads. Nothing in our house was ever wasted, and  I findsomething reassuring and grounding about giving new life to things with history.

I believe my work has a lyrical and spiritual quality to it. I like creating abstracted narratives that are  intentionally vague, to leave room for personal interpretation. Meaning, the things that touch us don't  always  have to be tangible or concrete. I like the viewer to feel their own interpetations, either with or without the guidence of my intentions or iconography. Though I continually draw from symbolism akin to the  complexities of my American Afrocentric roots."

Rosalind Nzinga Vaughn-Nichol was born in Indiana into amulti-generational family of artisans and crafts persons. She studied drawing and painting at Herron School of Art and Design, at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana; received a BFA from California State University, in Long Beach, California; and a MA from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She presently residesin the northeastern USA.”

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