"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison

Incendiary Rhapsody of Luminous Cosmic Reverie

Incendiary Rhapsody of Luminous Cosmic Reverie

Nicole Irene is a fine + visual art instructor and mixed media artist creating in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. A gem and mineral enthusiast and consciousness explorer who believes in magic she is a practitioner of herbal medicine and an alchemical philosopher who dwells in a derelict apple orchard surrounded by an extensive collection of houseplants and furry and feathered companions. Instagram: @NicoleIreneArt

Artist Statement

“Alluring esoteric and enlightened pulchritude can be found in the unsettling dystopic panorama of the mind. Psychotropic interdimensional primordial goo births into landscapes that are woven with the cosmos. I attempt to immortally unfold the delicate fabric of self-conscious epistemic moments of knowing.

“I am moved by the beauty of the nocturnal sky, astronomical phenomena, metaphysics, and cosmology. The workings of the universe within ourselves and around us fascinates me and compels me to translate this curiosity into my artwork; investigating the enigmatic wonders that are the mystical cosmos and our empyrean being. Contemplations of these mysteries manifest as conversions populated with textural vibrations, colorful swells and rhythmic compositions expanded on with original written words of my own.

“Mystery, paradox and magic lead me to experiment. The metaphysical is personified by dream-like views of eerie and fantastical landscapes brimming with the potentiality of life punctuated with unexpected combinations of colors and textures.”

Archipelago of Phantasmic Luminosity

The Northern Crown

Celestial Fragmentation III

Uranography of the Chained Lady

Call Me a Constellation

The Sailing Queen’s Daughters