Member Profile profile for Nikki Marcel

Nikki Marcel
Member Artwork: 
Artists Statement: 
I consider the process of making with glass as a metaphor for living with bushfire. All of my artworks in 2015 and 2016 have been part of my 'Bushfire Ready?' series with artefacts made by hot casting direct from the furnace into a range of moulds and kiln forming. Key issues considered regard: the temporality of our existence; our relationship to nature; the ways in which people invest meaning and identity through objects; and how subjective experiences of bushfires inter-connect with local and national communities. My central question is how do we act in present time to safeguard our past against a future we hope never comes.
Artists Biography: 
A 2016 Honours Graduate from UniSA
Area of Interest: 
Cold Working/Engraving