Nicola Hockley

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I am an Interdisciplinary artist and designer. My practice is conceptual and wide ranging, often responding to a site, a situation or a place. Research is central to my creative process and I work across, constructed and printed textiles, photography, typography and printmaking. My practice is not restricted by subject, style or process. My aim is to find appropriate ways to communicate  with an intended audience by providing unexpected and highly considered responses. It is my concern with surface both as a mode of communication and as a point of contact between people and their environment gives my practice cohesion. 

This work explores the idea of silence. It came about in response to ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno. ( 5.00 - 14.44  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4SR4unHaI ) and is a response to the forgotten, erased and rewritten modernist woman writers. I am drawn to textiles because I believe they have, the capacity to invite a more intimate relationship with the viewer and encourage a sensory response. The work considers textiles as a salient/non-verbal mode of communication. I use the intrinsic qualities of materials and processes to evoke associations, emotions, convey meaning and to align myself within a history of woman’s labour.  Title : Silence   Media : Hair and felt   Dimensions in inches: 13.8 wide X 17.7  high unframed.
This work forms part of a body of work that explores the idea of silence. Vivien came about in response to a reading of ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4SR4unHaI) and examines a section of ‘The Waste Land “by T.S Eliot. Title : Vivien  Media: paper, fabric and thread  Dimensions in inches: 16.1 wide x 7.9  high unframed.

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United States of America
Washington DC
My project involves expressive art therapy to help women heal from traumatic experiences, accept transitional periods in their lives and further their emotional, cognitive, and social integration through music, photography and movement. I want my work to speak the desired language of women empo...
United Kingdom
London
The focus of Crystal Clean, is to explore the idea that seemingly absolute perfection is a prison and entrapment we unknowingly encase ourselves in.  This crystal shell she lives in is striking and audacious, not easy to miss. It acts as a label slapped across her body to be stared at,...
Canada
Toronto
I had just arrived a few days before at my artist residency in rural India, near a small village called Andore in Rajasthan. I was there to photograph and identify wildlife as reference material for my scratchboard portraits. I had acquainted myself with the surrounding farms and the pathways t...
Italy
roma
“Whenever the earth is covered with the fragrant, multi-colored flowers of spring, then from the thick darkness you will rise again, a marvelous prodigy for mortal men and gods. Homeric hymn to Demeter, vv. 401 – 403 Kore daughter of Demeter and Zeus spends half of the year underground in the...
United Kingdom
London
This picture represent to me a very delicate moment in a woman life: the pre-adolescence. The way Paola is looking at the camera makes me think that she is growing in self-awarness while her shy, younger sister looking at the floor reminds me of the difficulty of accepting that self....

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