…it’s probably a good time to slip in his ‘studio file’…
(above) Nicholas Folland in his studio in Adders.
You know, he’s such a lovely bloke, the art’s a bonus! Must be that Adelaide factor, we figure.
No but seriously, Nic Folland’s work is fabulous. Bold and exploratory (both in subject and intent) his installations are a thrilling construct of natural phenomena and epic narrative – caught in that moment just beyond the sound and fury. A Taming of the Shew – the shrew being Nature. Truly…(look out Nige, here comes the ‘A’ word) awesome.
Anyhoo, there’s nothing more interesting than a voyeuristic peek around an artist’s studio/abode. We love that sense of creative arrest; the mess of collected gew-gaws, the space pregnant with possibility, nothing ever quite abandoned…
Nic’s been collecting lots of crystal/pressed glass of late (symbolic of civilization’s creep), though of course by now most of it will have made it into the piece at the Samstag.
For more about Nic go here and here and here and here (pages 10 & 19), just for a start.