Nike Bottalico's Profile

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My name is Nike and I am the artist behind Objects and Oddities. I am a strong believer in the power of positivity and energy which is why I am drawn to art. As far back as the 1960s I have been an active artist, poet, and seeker of found objects. I am drawn to upcycling found objects because I believe there is great beauty in this world but sometimes it is overshadowed by the tragedies of time and myopic perspectives.

My friends like to joke that I am like a crow. There is an old myth that crows scour the world looking for sparkling objects to bring light to their otherwise dark nests. I am of that myth. I seek to bring light to the world around me. As a formally trained Social Worker and an artist I have a unique eye that allows me to see the ability for transformation all around me.

When I am not designing bridal jewelry, statement…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 3
  • Joined May 4, 2008

Favorite materials

pearls, gemstones, metal, leather, upcycled items, old keys, vintage items

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About

My name is Nike and I am the artist behind Objects and Oddities. I am a strong believer in the power of positivity and energy which is why I am drawn to art. As far back as the 1960s I have been an active artist, poet, and seeker of found objects. I am drawn to upcycling found objects because I believe there is great beauty in this world but sometimes it is overshadowed by the tragedies of time and myopic perspectives.

My friends like to joke that I am like a crow. There is an old myth that crows scour the world looking for sparkling objects to bring light to their otherwise dark nests. I am of that myth. I seek to bring light to the world around me. As a formally trained Social Worker and an artist I have a unique eye that allows me to see the ability for transformation all around me.

When I am not designing bridal jewelry, statement jewelry, or eclectic upcycled art I can usually be found writing my thoughts down on the page or working in my garden. Even when not working I am engaged in some form of creation or another. I enjoy spending time with my life partner, children, and my daughters’ two lovely little boys. My sweet little kitty can often be found somewhere in the background purring contently.

I have dedicated my life to helping the old become new again, and to preserve the natural wonder of the world around us. Like the crow, I will never stop seeking the light.

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P.S. Favorite Materials include:
I love mystical items, rustic, upcycled, repurposed items, Vintage items, Metalsmithing or art bottles, collage art, art boxes, paintings, and oftentimes forgotten items mostly anything that can be recycled upcycled particularly older items...I love the odd, and the cast-off objects that have been well loved.


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