Nathan Nicholls: welder/sculptor of
recycled/found object metal. The majority of my work is truly one of a kind and
made from my heart without the primary goal of making money. Im currently
transforming my yard into an extensive sculpture park where people can come and
meditate or simply enjoy the view.
I see shapes in Junk that remind me
of significant parts of natural life and work them in varied scale into my art.
I prefer rust as a patina because it is a living surface that gives life to the
piece. I do not usually grind the metal or welds to smoothness because the
texture of the weld gives it life as well. I take joy in watching people
identify what Ive incorporated in the piece. I paint some, but usually
only to enhance the resemblance of the piece to the subject matter of which I
seek to represent. I am not limited by scale or subject matter, only by
availability of raw materials and the fact is, the junk has to find me, I
cant run out and buy it at an art supply store. I draw inspiration and
motivation from anything in life, Love, Anger, Frustration, you name it, it has
motivated and inspired me.
I have works on display at my home gallery
in Waldoboro, Maine, at many area galleries and businesses, my work is on
extended exhibit at the Liberty tool museum in Liberty, Maine and Hulls cove in
Bar Harbor, Maine, I have shown at the Penobscot Marine museum in Belfast Maine
and have sold works to many people far and near.
I hope you enjoy my
work and thanks for caring to know more.