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Nicole Brauch

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World Where You Live, 2014 Encaustic, Acrylic 10 X 5 X 2 Inches © nicole brauch
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20140522200050-10_brauch_all_i_ask
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20140813003047-brauch_the_art_of_letting_go
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20140813003105-brauch_her_brand_new_skin
20140813003112-brauch_all_i_ever_knew
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20140813003141-a_listener
20140813003200-brauch_brother_8x8x4_1920
20140813003211-come_back__key__encaustic__photo__thread__8x8x4__2013
20140813003230-brauch_are_you_still_there_12x12x4_1920
20140813003248-nicole_brauch_edge_of_reason_03_book_pages__acrylic__photo_glass__encaustic_h_6_inches_x_w_6_inches_x_d_4
20140813003301-brauch_eva_s_dream_2013
20140813003329-brauch_nicole_i_m_with_you_2013
20140813003345-brauch_in_my_own_skin_6x6x4_1920
20140813003404-nicole_brauch_just_like_her_father_2013
20140813003414-brauch_king_s_corner_5x5x3_wax__acrylic__tile__photo
20140813003427-brauch_nicole_like_clockwork_2013
20140813003442-more_than_this_2013_2
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20140813003518-brauch_preservation_8x6x4_1200
20140813003533-brauch_pushed_10x8x4
20140813003551-somebody_s_daughter_1920
20140813003605-brauch_the_inheritors_8x8x4
20140813003617-nicole_brauch_the_names_2013
20140813003631-brauch_nicole_the_weight_of_small_things_10x8x4_glass_bottle__paprika__tag__twine__book_pages__encaustic_2013
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20140813003707-nicole_brauch_trading_peace_for_quiet_2013_-_copy_1920_72
20140813003721-brauch_nicole_6x6x4_encaustic__acrylic__glass_bottle__book_pages__wax_seal_2013
20140813003744-brauch_all_is_clear_twilight
20140813003751-brauch_a_book_of_hours_6x6x4_twilight
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20140813003811-brauch_a_problem_of_memory
20140813003826-brauch_your_move_8x8x3
20140813003838-brauch_again_and_again_twilight
20140813003856-brauch_the_battle-ground_10x10x2_photo__acrylic__wax__paper__keyhole_-_copy
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20140813003908-brauch_can_t_hardly_wait
20140813003922-brauch_empty_nest_harpo
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20140813003949-brauch_dead_reckoning_12x10x2_twilight
20140813003959-brauch_downhill
20140813004010-brauch_emma_s_first_sorrow_13x8x4
20140813004020-brauch_famous_last_words
20140813004031-brauch_found_harpo
20140813004037-brauch_potential_16x8x2_acrylic__wax__paper__letter
20140813004045-brauch_follow_the_leader_8x6x2
20140813004055-brauch_grounded_10x8x2__300
20140813004107-brauch_hoarse
20140813004114-brauch_i_wait_my_time_8x6x4_paper__photo__charm__acrylic__wax
20140813004123-brauch_little_bird
20140813004129-brauch_love_is_a_maze_1920
20140813002809-2_brauch_windup_girl
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Everett
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Bothell
Works in
Bothell
Schools
Cornish College of the Arts, 1998, BFA
Representing galleries
Twilight Gallery, Hanson Scott Gallery
Statement

I am an American artist who has lived in and has family in Germany.  Since 1993 my work has involved ideas about transience, loss, identity, memory and war.

My work is derived from personal history - either told or uncovered.  I document the memories of people and moments that continue to resonate in my life.  It is my attempt to integrate and reconcile autobiographical motifs.  I gather personal imagery from a rich archive of family photos, letters, books and historical images as well as found objects with meaning.  I use such things as glass bottles, silkworm cocoons and keys, bits of string, cloth and eggs.  The weight of small things is our lives.
 
I strive to evoke a sense of the mystical within the mundane, of absence and melancholy and of the passage of time.  There is a German saying, Es zieht sich durch wie ein roter Faden, or It goes through like a red thread.  Threads become an illusion to the connectivity of each of us and our destiny.  Gas masks and glass are used as a method to protect and insulate from the known and unknown.  Eggs become symbols of life, renewal and waiting.  Faceless or obscured figures are an attempt to distinguish the universality of human nature.  The merging of the historical and the personal, the painted and photographed has become the means by which I process events and come to know personal, familial history.