Well, I ended up receiving the scholarship to study at the Nuova Accademia di Bella Arti in Milan! I was there for three weeks this summer, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The city opened my eyes to the world of fashion and design. There was no distinction made between architecture, furniture, food or clothing—in Milan, everything deserves to be given aesthetic attention. The people do not just wear clothing; what they wear is a statement of their identity, their nationalism and, most of all, an intricate form of art.
I took the following photos in the streets of Milan with a beautiful model named Alyna. I made the crown, which was inspired by the Duomo, the city’s cathedral. The opportunity to interact with a beautiful model in the city that I was genuinely inspired by helped me produce some work that I am very proud of. I hope that you enjoy it!
I never considered myself to be a creative person. Now I attend an art school, and I’m still a little confused as to how I got here. Not in a million years did think I would be calling myself an artist. I actually don’t, just yet. But that is what I hope this blog will be about. A progressive transition into feeling like a creative, observant, fulfilled human being. So, to friends and family—and to anyone else who cares to follow me—this is the newest chapter in my life. Nikki Hall: The Artist. I named this blog “New Beginnings” because this is a fresh start for me; a rebirth of self-perception. Based out of sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico, I hope to discover my passions, inspirations, and creative potential.
Please leave me comments and criticisms, if you so desire! All work will be my own unless otherwise noted.
And the journey begins…