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We Each Create Our Own Worlds - Self Portrait

Nikki Marie Smith

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We Each Create Our Own Worlds - Self Portrait Mixed Media





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Brainerd, MN - United States

Wonderfully thoughtful and playful, it says a lot about you as a person and as an artist, and it's all good :) thank you for sharing with us!

Arlngton, WA - United States

I love this wonderful piece of artwork of your's Nikki and really enjoyed reading you Description of it. This is the beauty of art an artist. We do not always know the reason why we most put thing in our artwork. We jest feel a need to do so. Art is a gift. Sometime gifts are hard to figures out put but we love them any way. Sometimes and most of the times it's more for the viewer of our artwork then us. That's where the hard part come in for us as artist to see. We do not know the full impact our artwork will have on any one viewer or another. I try my best through my artwork to left ones spirit and touch ones heart. I rely on the gift giver to do the rest. And thank God every day for the gift to help him help others through my artwork. This piece says a lot about you Nikki. You a talented artist. You have a great imagination. You love nature. You very much create your own path. You enjoy being you. You can be a bit of a daydreamer. But that's where good art starts. Your feet may be, but your head is not in the clouds. You have good grasp that the hole world out there for you.

Thank-you, Ken! What a thoughtful remark, and a great way to start my day. :) I hope you are having a wonderful and art-full day, too!

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We Each Create Our Own Worlds - Self Portrait


Nikki Marie Smith


Mixed Media - Mixed-media, Photography, Assemblage, Found Objects, Torn Paper


This portrait was a journey of self-discovery for me. I tossed around a dozen different ideas before I realized that the portraits I truly love are those that reflect both the individual and their passions. Particularly, the artist at work in their medium. At that point, I knew that my self-portrait needed to include my passion for book arts and wee planet photography. And me too, of course - somehow. I chose to include several mini-me figures creating the artwork, because that is how I see myself: creating. From there, the project took on a life of it's own!

What began as a tunnel book morphed into more of an open diorama for the feeling of space and light which always lifts my spirits. With one of my wee planet creations and a panoramic cloudy sky as a stage, I set to work. Torn paper clouds are layered across the bottom. One mini-me is painting the sky while another me is wielding scissors (with my eyes closed - well, why not?)

Every cloud has a silver lining - mine is strung with tissue paper birds! I loved the idea of a mini-me "auditioning" birds for the sky, so my basket is also full of birds and I'm holding one end of the silver thread.

I'm not sure what this piece says about me. Do I have my head in the clouds? Do I dream big? Perhaps that I know we each create our own worlds and, despite obstacles and obligations, mine will be filled with art, creativity and a love of life!


December 10th, 2011


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