Nia Michaels

After working in painting and mixed media for many years, a long-held obsession with decorative tins took over my studio and about six years ago I began to work exclusively in tin.

I am drawn to the intricate patterns, the range of colors, as well as the effects of aging; the rust, dents, scratches and fading.  The tins are flattened and snipped and then assembled into works that combine appropriated commercial imagery from the past into small visions, layering the past and the present.

I am fascinated with the seemingly endless possibilities and stories that I can coax from these small pieces of metal.

Category: Metals