Nadïne LaFond is a painter, mixed media and found objects artist creating images that explore journey and dimension through the layering of symbols. Coming from a long line of visual artists, poets and musicians, Nadïne began drawing symbols at age four while visiting family in Haïti, where she feels her original creative spark was ignited. Relying on cues from Nature and documentation of her own lucid dreaming through a mix of abstraction, symbolism and figurative elements; she layers the bird's eye view and the eye to eye encounter at once to create language for her investigations into social and cultural constructs, reflections on spirituality and technology and observations of humanity's place and interaction within the Earth interpreted both by the work itself and the viewer.
She was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Jersey where she currently lives and studied at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Since 2004, she has developed and conducted workshops for educational institutions and arts organizations in visual arts as well as music, theater and literature as an independent teaching artist.
Making art for me starts with moments that immediately strike me as lessons.
When the underlying tale begins to emerge, I follow that energy.
instruments: paintbrush, vocals & dreams
genre: experimental, jam, abstract / symbolist