Nicci Sevier-Vuyk-1
Nicci Sevier-Vuyk-2
2017 Delusional Finalist

Katy, Texas

How do you describe your work?
I am an artist who is enchanted by the ideals found in culture. I have found that those ideals, whether imposed on people, things or places, are often misleading and the true experience of the individual is typically quite a bit more interesting than the ideal. My work, which focuses on still life representation, offers some variation of the ideal, otherwise known as imperfection, that leads to an enriched experience.

What is most important to your process?
My ability to see the subject of my work is the most consequential part of my process. For example, once I am able to see a flower it evolves into something more, and that something more is what makes the work so fun to create; it is what makes the still life into a unique work that has distinct meaning to the viewer.

Which living person do you most admire?
One of my favorite humans on the planet is Melinda Gates. She has spent an amazing amount of time and money pursuing the greater good through philanthropic efforts in worldwide health and education. I admire her work greatly.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My husband and two boys are my greatest love, but my work as an artist is a close second. I dislike the necessity of food and sleep as they interfere with making my work!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I think making two humans was my most remarkable achievement!

What is your most marked characteristic?
My sense of humor is probably my most noticeable characteristic, although I’m not sure it is universally understood. I am very fond of irony, which I find bleeds into my work as an artist. Humor and irony are tools that help me enjoy life, even when things are difficult.

In your mind, what is the most important thing an artist can be doing today to advance their work?
The most important thing an artist can be doing today is participating in the world as an artist. Art is meant to be seen and enjoyed by other humans. Enter shows, find places to show your work, engage with your community….apply to the Delusional Art Competition!

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