Kwanzaa – Nixie 04/100




She is Nixie #04/100. Created on a 6×6″ birch wood panel (approx. 15x15cm).

Her backstory

Kwanzaa knows what she’s worth. She won’t take anyone’s shit and you can see it in her stare. She won’t be rude, but she’s done being the nice one and being walked over like she’s nothing but thin air.

She can’t fake it anymore, she’s done that for too long and realized it was not working so well for her. She grew tired of explaining herself to people not even interested in hearing her.

Kwanzaa is a badass King, but don’t be scared by her fierce energy: she came out through me to teach us to stand in our own power.

About my 100 Nixies project

2018 was a rough year for my creativity. I pondered way too often if I should just sell everything and move on to something else. I guess I put too much pressure on my shoulders.

However, I have learned to listen to the various creative nudges when they appear. This is how this project of creating 100 Nixies on small wood panels was born. No deadline, no constraint other than express whatever wants to be expressed and to do it surrounded by joy.

I am bored easily and get frustrated with my artwork on a weekly basis. This is why I decided to take some pressure off my shoulders and to do something fun instead: create a series of 100 Nixies. They have a few things in common: they are all Kings (see their crowns), they are born out of explorations.

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