Debbie Cheung interviews Nicola Anthony: What is Ouroboros and other questions answered....

Debbie Cheung interviews Nicola Anthony

To start off, how did the decision to use ping pong balls in this SEA Games project develop?

Rather than be overly literal in making sport the subject of the artwork, I decided to be a bit abstract and challenge myself to use sports equipment as sculptural material, and think about the deeper message of teams and connections within sports as a theme. I knew it would carry a meaningful message because when you get so many voices together, there is a sense of a human team, and something quite magical happens.

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Alchemy, seeds, words: New Saga Seed Series

Pictured here is another artwork commission from a new series of works - If you would like one then here's how we can create it together:

I make these pieces by asking you for three words, then I use these to create a poetic construction of 'found words' cut from books and correlating saga seeds (symbolising love and connection) in glass alchemic tubes.

Get in touch if you would like to commission one, or click here to learn more about the commissioning

process.

This new series of seed & text artworks follows on from my previous Saga Seed Series, where I collected and hand numbered 9000 seeds from all over Singapore.  

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Making Scented clay: Children's Art workshop

I was thrilled to host an art & learning workshop at a Social Change in Action event this month. The whole SOCH event saw 1500 kids in attendance.

As well as a learning message for the children, I also learned a lot from the kids - a reminder that yes, art is for everyone, it can be multigenerational, it can help to change stereotypes, it has no language barrier, it works amazingly to bring you together with people you only just met, and, that art will always be a part of life: it's been around since the very beginning and will continue, to be.

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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway

Last month I snipped up the Earth. Using a vintage print of the globe as seen from space, I trimmed 100s of small circles, which were then re-assembled as a hovering layer using sharp, delicate, tailors pins - and finally mounted inside a mirror-lined backpack.

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