Nicole McLaughlin creates eye-catchingly colourful wall décor utilizing a mixture of ceramics, embroidery, and hanging fibers in Mexican folks patterns. She was born and raised in Massachusetts, however spent a big chunk of her younger life in Mexico.
Figuring out as a Mexican-American, her wall décor is impressed by her multicultural heritage and her fond recollections of visiting her maternal facet of the household in Mexico. Her multi-material combination combines the cultural dichotomies of each worldly heritages.
Her mixture of ceramics, usually used as practical items, adorned with fibers in Mexican motifs, modifications their objective. Her works have remodeled into ornamental wall artwork, to be showcased as a colourful mixing of her heritages. The fibers dangle eloquently on inflexible vessels including each motion and basis to their aesthetic. This isn’t in contrast to her households background and the merging of two cultures.
These refined representations with vivid, unmistakably Mexican in origin elements, pay homage to the multi-ethnic and multi-artistic metaphorical melting pot present in Mexico and in america alike.