23 Aug

Nicole Dextras

flower dressMy friend Nicole Dextras recently launched her beautifully redesigned website. When I met her in Toronto years ago, shortly before my move to Vancouver, it was in the context of photography. I have since come to know her as an amazingly versitile mixed media artist with work spaning environmental art, paper sculpture, photography, and book arts.

Her most recent project was to create clothing from leaves and flowers for a performance at the Illuminares Lantern Festival in Vancouver (pictured right.) She is also in the process of working on a series of photographs of the ice sculptures and installations she creates in the winter months. For more examples of her work in each medium, please check out her website.

© Rachael Ashe