This piece is being exhibited as part of the Creative Exchange's group exhibition in Cardiff (12 High St. Arcade) between the dates of 27th January - 7th February. It is part of my ongoing Masters research where I am looking at the concepts of identity and displacement of identity that I find is apparent in myself through my experiences of adoption.
It was created in response to a dried rose left to me from my birth mother. The fascination with this object came from the apparent lack of significance to my past in comparison to the other objects that all came from the day that I was born. These objects where things such as tape measures that contained the height and weight I was that day, the bracelet that I wore, pictures of my birth mother and birth father and the rose.
My research around the question that I have around the rose lead me to looking broadly at the meaning and symbolism of the rose.
All my work is autobiographical, created through reflection from memories and objects linked to my past before I was adopted.
Jodi ann Nicholson
I am a multidisciplinary artist. my training started at the Contemporary Dance School, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Continuing developing my creative practice at Cardiff School of Art and Design in their Masters in Fine Arts course.