Nicole Naone has arranged and rearranged her experiences into a current collection of art that recalls the eccentricity of childhood and the expansion of adulthood’s ample mishaps. Naone was encouraged to study art and execute projects without excuse. She was raised on Oahu and has traveled the world, from Beijing to Morocco. As a model and student, her time is filled with pious dedication to researching advancing styles in art and connecting with other artists. Some of her influences are Frank Gehry, Elsa Peretti, and Barbara Hepworth. She is inspired by beauty and its self-destruction, inevitable and awkward miracles, fevered outbursts, and chaos; her art is the synthesis of notes on creation and destruction. Naone received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Sculpture from the University of Hawai’i.
Photo: Mark Kushimi