ALCHEMIES OF THE TRANSVISIBLE - ART FOR THE SOUL - ENERGY HEALING IMAGES FOR THE SPIRIT.
Elle Nicolai is an artist of the spirit dedicated to healing and transformation through transcendental art. www.ellenicolai.com
She translates what is seen through the Inner Eye, by taking images and symbols from her dreams, visions from her meditation, and then placing them in our 3-dimensional reality, for us to see.
Ancient, shamanic as well as tribal symbols and aesthetics appear in her visionary art to manifest her intention. Natural archetypes, in her glyphic images, along with the use of light and color, in her dancing forms and lines, help the viewer feel, reflect, and expand consciousness.
These Alchemies of the Transvisible, as Elle Nicolai refers to them, display intuitive dream art steeped in a universal language of animatism and sacred geometry... the way of the shaman. It is through a synthesis of ancient and modern abstraction that her meditative art works gain their emotive prowess.
In her digital photography, she reveals Ephemeral Light Impressions. These ethereal images present Light Energy presence, captured with her camera, in a moment of existence. They may help penetrate through the depths of mind, and open channels for contemplation, peace, and also empowerment, toward uplifting of consciousness.
She views the birth of her meditative paintings, works on paper, and photography as an organically transducing occurrence. She explains, 'the transformative process integrates the esoteric artist as the pathway for the spirit (or energy) of creation itself and the viewer as observer, both participants altered by a spiritually infused artistic composition.'
Her interest in this interplay reflects the transpersonal theme that forms the undercurrent of integral art. In this transmutation of spatial harmony through inter-dimensional correspondence, her cosmos of creation embraces a non-referential time/space continuum.
Elle Nicolai is a Los Angeles artist, and philanthropist, dedicated to creative projects in visual arts, and to philanthropic activities in health & healing, science, art and consciousness.
Born in France, she displayed a keen attraction to indigenous, tribal, shamanic cultures, and energy healing from an early age.
She has lived in California all of her adult life, where she continues her interest in Native American, African, Tibetan, Hindu, Balinese, Aboriginal, as well as Japanese & Chinese cultures.
Her predilection for such philosophies, their indigenous sound & music, and natural health & healing methodologies, permeates her work as an artist.
Some of her travels have brought her to rainforest villages of the Ihla Grande archipelago in Brazil, to Indio families on the Bocas del Toro islands off the coast of Panama, and to interior lands of Bali. She practices Level II Reiki energy healing.
Elle Nicolai has been exhibited at galleries throughout North America, from Los Angeles, and Northern California to New York and Boston, from Florida to Canada, as well as in Europe, and Asia.
She creates original paintings on canvas, digital photography, ink & pencil drawings on paper, and mixed media work.
The nature of her meditation and dream process as an artist, and the content her images, has helped categorize her style in such closely related genres of visual art as dream art, visionary art, spiritual art, transcendental art, transpersonal art, integral art, esoteric art, healing art, shamanic art, tribal art, symbolic art, meditative art, or contemplative art..
She is the founder of the Salamander Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (www.SalamanderFund.org), focused on human transformation, and she supports the Arts and Healing UCLA based initiative, as well as rainforest preservation programs in Central America.