Through exploring human attachment to material objects, my work investigates the appreciation and gradual depreciation of the objects that we possess. I am interested in the material objects, which we discard or neglect, searching for places where discarded or outdated objects become resident in natural landscapes. I am equally interested in ornamentation whose form attempts and ultimately fails to imitate the natural world. Within my sculptures, installations and drawings, I expose the lives of inanimate objects once they cease to be human possessions.
Rose Nestler is a Brooklyn based mixed-media artist who finds her inspiration in forgotten found objects, architectural façade and the redefinition of craft. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Fine Art and Art History. This year, Rose was awarded a studio residency at the Supporting Women Artists Project (SWAP) and has exhibited work at galleries in New York and Chicago. Her past residencies include Byrdcliffe Artists Colony, NY Studio Gallery ARTcamp, Harold Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Rose works as a teaching artist, conducting after-school and in-school residency programs through The Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Guggenheim's Learning Through Art program. Find her online at rosenestler.com.