The Seedling Nymph
India ink, gel ink, 400 series Bristol smooth paper, 17"x14", 2018, $4800
The Seedling Nymph is born within the seed. When she matures, she gives her life forces to the seed and it grows and turns into a plant. Just before pollination, the seedling nymph perishes. She is then reborn in the next generation of seeds and the life cycle continues.
ST Rivera (Shamika Taisha Rivera) is a self-taught artist born and raised in the Bronx, NY.
Rivera is best known for her acute attention to detail and artistic style, "circlism". She combines concepts from the unconscious realm with patterns in nature and architecture. Rivera considers her work as fine craftsmanship conceived through obsessive repetition and meditation.
She has exhibited most recently at the Center on Contemporary Art (Seattle, WA), Art/Not Terminal Gallery (Seattle, WA), Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA), and Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, WI).
In 2014, Rivera moved to the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Seattle.