Art, Ecology, and Spirituality, with Nicole Dixon

Sam Mickey

[Image credit: Nicole Dixon, “The Age Forgets But The Tree Re-members,” acrylic, charcoal, wood, fabric, chalk pastel, and gold leaf on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2021]

This week's episode of Spotlights features the artist and educator, Nicole Dixon. Nicole uses art as an interactive medium, and vehicle for self-transformation, community bridge-building, and positive social change. She talks about the ways her work engages with intersections between race, culture, politics, ecology, and spirituality. As she says in the artist statement for Transcendent Iconography, “There is always something unseen: a life force in natural objects- charcoal, paper, feathers, wood in a technological age, an ancient human need for ritual and spiritual purpose in a secular society, a power in those who are most marginalized by institutional oppressions.”

You can learn more about her work here.

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