Nola Avienne


I choose materials that evoke a visceral response, suggesting seduction, repulsion, fragility or protection. I thrive on the alchemy of chance, unpredictable occurrences in materials that allow the environment of a work to emerge. In my studio practice, my work has developed progressively through the investigation and negotiation of the tensions between art and science, chaos and order, humor and discomfort.

I have always been fascinated by blood and regard it as a potent substance that resonates more than pigment outside of the context of the body and feel that my own blood is the most honest material I can use.

Magnets I’m just strangely drawn toward.