Nikala Bourke is an emerging Tasmanian artist based in Hobart. Working primarily in photography and the visual arts.
Celebrating the mystery and enigmatic nature of water and replicating the waters' edge and the beach landscape is a common thread in her practice. As is the observation of natural materials, predominantly local flowers, plants and seaweeds.
To fuel her curiosity and experimentation in a visual sense, Nikala utilises light, magnification, glass and water within both analogue (alternative) and digital photographic processes.
Representation of structure and close observation of change in form become evident in her artwork, as does the desire to discover, explore and question the intriguing relationship between ourselves and nature.
Nikala uses water and the flower as metaphor for many elements of the human psyche and a symbol of Vanitas - the brevity of life. Vibrant colour and texture arising from nature is another common thread in Nikala's work.
12cm x 17 cm and are blank inside. They are gloss laminated, come with an envelope and are wrapped in cellophane.