The natural world and the body inspire my work. In cut paper collage,
I juxtapose organic forms with elegant line, to create new planes of existence.
The forms can be read as cells or parts of a larger whole. They are biomorphic,
and full of implied motion, inviting the viewer to imagine relationships
between them and the space they inhabit.
My sculpture is intertwined with the two-dimensional pieces. I explore
forms found in nature which inspire me to look at their connections with
my own body or interior space: eggs, pods, jelly fish, stalks, and microcosms
within clear containers.
Since 1999, I have exhibited my sculpture at the Institute for Aesthetic
Modulations monthly Wonder Cabinet of the Far Future, Mikon
Hall of Worlds, at Collective:Unconscious in New York City. This installation
creates an environment emulating the life-forms of alternate universe
using sculpture, video, sound, performance, and computer-driven exhibits.
Alicia Mikles holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University. She has been living
and working in N.Y.C. for over ten years, creating visual art, video,