I create renditions of fantasy trees, stylized nudes, birds and other subject matter, that capture my imagination. Most of my artwork is small in size.
My "almost daily" blog is here: http://ninakuriloff.blogspot.com
The communication of mood and feeling through the medium of color is of primary intention in my work.
References to landscape, movement, the figure, and cultural context form the underlying messages-though veiled-and irrevocably changed.
Work includes oil and sculpture; themes gravitate toward landscapes, nature and natural
phenomena. Recent work: "Bewilderness", an outdoor art installation in a pine forest which focuses
on the tree as metaphor for non-human "other".
In my recent work, I construct tableaux specifically for the camera, staging dead birds and flowers that I collect in the urban areas and parks near my home, to create new forms--referencing J. J. Audubon and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
I work in ongoing series, developing ideas that have held my interest over many years.
Medium and style vary, contingent upon theme. I work in response to nature, language,
literature, dreams, silence, humor and paradox.
My series, Gowanus Impressions, was made in response to the crisis that occurred just before it became a superfund site, sparking my intense desire to make beautiful images of an area that stood on the brink of great change.