I like artwork with niches and secret spaces...tableaus, reliquaries and wunderkammern...cabinets of wonder. They are mysterious and creepy, they hold things that people treasure, like the cigar box full of small presents from Boo Radley that Scout Finch kept, like shiny treasures that crows might collect. I love this idea.
I also like Novie's work because the surfaces and forms are so rustic and simple...rough and old looking. like they were plucked from a real building's façade.
Novie, a trained archeologist. works with clay, glass and other media, to create site specific installations and narrative objects that illustrate the cycles of life and death.
She lives in the Washington DC area and owns and operates Flux Studios.