Sinikka Nogelo Artist Statement For me, all life experience is a possible visual expression and the making of art is a life-long journey of experimentation and discovery.
As a painter I can find a beginning from just the sheer joy of putting paint to canvas and seeing what develops. My work is abstract, contemporary, and intuitive. It can be simple, based on fundamentals such as color and composition. It can be complex, rooted in natural elements or personal symbols to express surroundings, thoughts and feelings. It can be experimental with objects added to canvases, or the canvas itself configured in unusual, sculptural ways.
As the maker of three dimensional art, my concentration has been on environmental statements. Wall pieces made from plastic recyclables and found objects highlight the huge, ocean gyres that are so harmful to water and life. Those made of metallic materials, such as parts of cans washed up on our shores, speak of littering. And sculptural installations such as my 2016 piece, outdoors at Maudslay State Park, made of wood and shredded paper, speak of prudent use of natural resources.