a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Whether channeling personal expression, provoking emotions, or capturing a moment of light and shadow, in my work I want to portray the spasms of feelings that underpin our life. I explore fear and curiosity connecting mental health in the modern world. I work by observing others and their emotions as well as embracing my own. I intend to bring the beauty of what’s unseen and life’s unidentifiable outcomes.
Nazrene is a practicing Interdisciplinary Artist located in Atlanta, Georgia US but was born in the Philippines with a mix racial background of both Palestinian and Filipino. Her original focus at Florida State University was Video/Photography and Sculpture, however, she has been focusing on painting and analog as of lately. She presents her photography in a variety of formats as well as video installations that may include sculptural forms. Nazrene’s curiosity is drawn to the complex connection between mental health and the need for societal normalcy. In some of her work, she uses material such as tulle because it mimics the haziness in dream-like memories. In previous and ongoing work, Nazrene addresses the ongoing turmoil that takes place in the West Bank, hoping for peace while presenting subtle truths of what is taking place. In photographs, Nazrene uses the double exposure format, which compresses two moments that set a narrative of what she sees during the Black Lives Matter movement. As of now, she plans to continue to use exploration, observations, and experience as a part of her process.