The Authentic Life : MFA Thesis / by Nicolle LaMere

I survived grad school.  In April I completed my thesis exhibition and ever since then, time has flown by!   At the time I was asking questions pertaining to how one lives an authentic life.  We operate under a dichotomy.  To live authentically is to know our true feelings and act upon them rather than suppressing our personal truth to behave as society dictates. I strive to be true to myself every day, even when I honestly don't want to. Lets see how that goes now that I'm back in the "real world."

Please enjoy some of my favorite candid shots from the opening!

Echo of Footfall 2016 -current, video run time 2 hours 39 minutes

Echo of Footfall 2016 -current, video run time 2 hours 39 minutes

Echo of Footfall 2016 -current, compressed dirt gathered from personally significant places

Echo of Footfall 2016 -current, compressed dirt gathered from personally significant places

The Three Graces 2017,  dehydrated symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast

The Three Graces 2017,  dehydrated symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast

Retrospective 2017, glass, ceramic, plaster, 45x 36x 4 inches

Retrospective 2017, glass, ceramic, plaster, 45x 36x 4 inches

Horror Vacui Series (I-VIII) 2017, glass, ceramic, plaster, paper, approximately 3 x 3 x 2 inches

Horror Vacui Series (I-VIII) 2017, glass, ceramic, plaster, paper, approximately 3 x 3 x 2 inches

As Above So Below 2017, ceramic, essential oils, ice

As Above So Below 2017, ceramic, essential oils, ice

As Above So Below 2017

As Above So Below 2017

Special thanks to my wonderful, beautiful mother for being so supportive of me...love you mom

Special thanks to my wonderful, beautiful mother for being so supportive of me...love you mom