Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wearable Art and Parks For Peace

Wearable Art and Parks For Peace

Nina has been working on a project, "Parks For Peace", monumental sculpture parks by and for children around the world that will inspire world peace.
These parks are for children to explore their artistic talents with a chance to share them with the world.

As part of Nina's quest to bring Parks For Peace into fruition she created a wearable art line which is to help fund these incredible parks. 

To see Nina's full line of wearable sculptures check out her site.

To shop the line visit Nina's Etsy store!
Etsy Shop

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Recent Sculpture!

My latest sculpture "Ange de Triomphe" 
This bronze sculpture as been air brushed with a white gradation from bottom to top including the wings. 

This piece is currently on display at Chic Evolution In Art Gallery located on the famous Peachtree Rd in Atlanta Georgia. 

To learn more about my work and see images of my complete line of sculptures, visit the website:


'Tis The Season

Shop beautiful wearable sculptures just in time for the holidays
Currently a collection of the wearable sculptures are at the Leepa Rattner Museum store! 
For more information on my sculptures and wearable art check out my website

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kirov, Russia and Eternity

From my recent trip to Russia I got to work with some incredible people on getting my monumental sixteen foot sculpture "Eternity" created which is currently being fabricated at FabLab studios and will be installed early next year.

"Eternity" with a child in the center represents a triad as the city has changed its name three times. Hlynov, Vyatka and now Kirov, Russia.

To see all of my work that can be enlarged to any size, visit the website:

Friday, November 8, 2013


Here is an interview done by City Release Kirov News during my recent trip to Russia. While there, I worked with engineers at FabLab Studios to design a monumental sculpture for the city of Kirov.

The sixteen foot sculpture, "Eternity", that I designed is currently being fabricated and will be installed early next year.

To see all of my work that can be enlarged to any size, visit the website:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Russian Press!

Articles from my recent trip to Russia, where I designed a 5 meter sculpture, "Eternity" for the city of Kirov!

Business News Kirov:

 KirovNet Article #1

 KirovNet Article #2

ProGorod Newspaper

 Vyatsu Newspaper

Friday, October 25, 2013


Please go to my See.Me page: and click the "support me" link. I need as many votes as possible to be entered for the chance to be part of an exhibit in NYC! Share this post to your Facebook page, twitter, blog, etc. Thank you all so much for your help!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fall In Art and Sol Update

I wanted to share an image from the Fall in Art and Sol Exhibition in Great Lakes Bay, Michigan, where my solar sculpture, "Nyad Mermaid" is currently being exhibited!

Best, Nina

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


An image from my recent lecture at the Tampa Museum of Art while my sculpture, "The Galactic Samurai" was on display at the museum. I spoke to the students about the creative and technological processes behind the sculpture and showed them a video of the piece being cast in bronze. The Samurai is currently being displayed at the Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens through the end of October.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I have the opportunity to be chosen as one of the artists for Art Takes Miami, but I need your votes! Just go to the link and click the "support me" button. Thank you all so much!

xo. Nina

Friday, October 4, 2013


Here is my completed solar sculpture, before being shipped to the Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan, where it will be publicly displayed through the end of October.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Russia Update

I am currently in Kirov, working on a project to create monumental sonic sculptures for the city. I got to watch myself on television last night. People are actually recognizing me in the street from a recent local newspaper article. 

Today I did a radio interview and made about 50 videos of people for a Matroyeshka doll sculpture I am creating. We are now planning a Friday night lecture I am giving and then I meet with an engineering club!

I should add that, during the TV interview, I was interviewing other people (it was very interesting) and asking them what they hope for the future of their city, the world and for their children. Almost all of them said that they want peace and that Americans and Russians should love each other. 

It has been a wonderful trip so far! 

Friday, September 27, 2013


I had my first night in Russia. I'm in heaven. It's cold rainy and gray. My favorite!! My sponsors took me out to a Ukranian restaurant. they are bright young tech artists and we talked about art & technology & politics & the state of the world & education & health & on & on & on. I LOVE bright fun artists!!!!! I'll be working with a team of designers & engineers and we will be creating a monumental sculpture for the city of Kirov. I am the headliner (ad only artist) and they will be following me around with a team of video guys. I am beyond happy!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013


My solar sculpture, "The Little Mermaid" was just featured in this month's Tampa Bay Magazine. The 3 ft. tall mermaid and 2 ft. acrylic base are now being completed to ship out for the "Fall in Art and Sol" exhibition in Great Lakes, Michigan. The exhibit starts on September 28th and goes through October 31st. For more information, visit the website:

Friday, September 6, 2013


On September 23rd, I will be traveling to Russia to work with engineers there on a monumental sonic sculpture for the city of Kirov!

I'm am very excited that my work has been chosen to represent this beautiful city!

To see all of my work, visit my website:


An image of my sculpture, "War Paint", on a custom stainless steel base. To see how this piece was made, visit my blog post about it!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


My recently completed sculpture, "Liberté".
This bronze piece was Inspired by the French national anthem “Le Marseillaise”.

Through the ages, conflicts have been waged through bloody battles on the fields and shores of distant nations.

We now need to win the fight within ourselves.

The sanguine patina on this angel (sanguine – blood red – from the French word “blood”) is an aesthetic symbol for the heart and life force within us.

 To learn more about my work and see images of my complete line of sculptures, visit the website:

Friday, August 16, 2013


This week I wanted to share the story behind my sculpture, "The Little Mermaid", because not only was the 5 ft. version of this piece selected for the Great Lakes Bay Region "Fall In Art and Sol" solar art exhibition, but I also just sold this piece at 22 in. to a collector in Hawaii for his pool area.

When my daughter was very young, we went to Copenhagen. While there, we visited Carl Jacobsen's famous sculpture of The Little Mermaid on the rocky shores of the city. I wanted to create my own, unique version of this classic piece. Cast in bronze and on a base of coral, "The Little Mermaid" has more attitude than most as she surveys the world with total calm.

Friday, August 2, 2013


I just won the Great Lakes Bay Region's "Fall In Art and Sol" solar public art competition! My sculpture, "The Little Mermaid", will be exhibited in Michigan from September 28th - October 31st.

For more information, visit the website:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens

Later this month, my sculpture, "The Galactic Samurai" will be on exhibit at the Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens in South Carolina. This beautiful sculpture park and wildlife preserve shows the work of 350 world renowned artists. Visit the website for more information:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The Art Comes Alive Exhibition which included my sculpture, "African Queen" went wonderfully. Thank you very much to Art Design Consultants in Ohio for choosing me to be part of their wonderful show!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sculpture of the Week

I wanted to share the story behind my sculpture, "A Love Poem". This sculpture is the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary. The heart can be cast in bronze or glass, and is hand-engraved in any two languages. Inspired by a beautiful love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Art Design Consultants Exhibition!

My sculpture, "African Queen" was just accepted into an exhibition at ADC Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. To find out more about the gallery and the exhibition, visit their website:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I was always incredibly inspired by the old comic strip, "Little Nemo in Slumberland".

Little Nemo is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Winsor McCay. Nemo appeared in McCay's weekly comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, which ran from 1905 - 1926.

The original set-up of the comic revolved around the nightly dreams of a little boy named Nemo (meaning "nobody" in Latin). The purpose of his early dreams was to reach 'Slumberland', the realm of King Morpheus, who wanted him as a playmate for his daughter, Princess Camille. The last panel in each strip was always one of Nemo waking up, usually in or near his bed, and often being scolded (or comforted) by one of the grownups of the household after crying out in his sleep and waking them. In the earliest strips, the dream event that woke him up would always be some mishap or disaster that seemed about to lead to serious injury or death, such as being crushed by giant mushrooms, being turned into a monkey, falling from a bridge being held up by slaves, or gaining 90 years in age. Later on, when Nemo finally did reach Slumberland, he was constantly being woken up by Flip, a character who originally wore a hat that had 'Wake Up' written on it. Flip would go on to be one of the comic's seminal characters. Other notable recurring characters included: Dr. Pill, The Imp, the Candy Kid and Santa Claus as well as the Princess and King Morpheus.

Although a comic strip, it was far from a simple children's fantasy; it was often dark, surreal, threatening, and even violent. The "Slumberland" of the title soon acquired a double meaning, referring not only to Morpheus's fairy kingdom, but to the state of sleep itself: Nemo would have dream-adventures in other imaginary lands, on the Moon and Mars, and in our own "real" world, made fantastic by the dream-state.


 The beautiful illustrations inspired when I was an illustrator myself, and still inspire me today, while making my sculpture. I have a large book of Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strips in one of my offices at my home and studio in Florida. following are some samples of art from the comic:

And some of my own art:

Monday, June 3, 2013


This week I wanted to share the inspiration for my sculpture, "Angel de la Vida". First cast in bronze, I then patina her with fire and chemicals and create subtle nuances with metallic powders and waxes, filling her robes with the colors and passions of life. Throughout art history, angels are frequently depicted in heaven above the clouds. I brought the clouds into her drapery and attached her to a steel circle, giving the illusion that she is floating above the material universe. She can be commissioned in any size. To see all of my sculptures in 360 degrees, please visit my website:

Friday, May 31, 2013


More images from my last trip to Italy for my exhibition in Florence:


Pictures from my recent trip to Italy, where I was the featured sculptor of the "In The Mids" art exhibition at the prestigious Galleria Mentana in Florence.

The Galleria Mentana is now my newest gallery, with several pieces available through their Florence location.


Photos from the opening of the National Sculpture Society's 80th Annual Exhibition, which opened at the Tampa Museum of Art on May 17th.

If you are in the area, please visit before July 27th, when the exhibit will be moved to Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens in South Carolina.

Thank you so much to all my collectors and friends who were able to attend!

Friday, May 24, 2013


There are more to come, but here is the first image from the National Sculpture Society's 80th Annual Exhibition opening at the Tampa Museum of Art. Here I am with my piece, "The Galactic Samurai" (center). Many more photos to come!

Tampa Museum of Art Opening

The exhibition that my sculpture, "The Galactic Samurai" was included in opened at the Tampa Museum of Art last Friday. It will be on exhibit at the museum until July 27th, so please visit before then. I will be adding pictures of the opening shortly!