She takes a symbol of oppression and violence, adds a female element and turns it into art that everyone can appreciate.
She produces interactive art, installations that take you to that place of pain she visited, leave you a message, let you walk away a changed — and affected — person.
When we thought of starting a weekly section that features a person's #Space — home, office, studio, even hotel room — Nikki was the first person that came to mind. We wanted to see where her ideas come to her, where works of art start as inspirations.
Nikki and sportscaster Mikee Carrion happily welcomed Rappler into their home, introducing us to art shows past, travel memorabilia and their adorable chocolate labrador, Madrid.
Let's start our tour:
and these mugs with gun handles
Character, function, memories — we saw these in Nikki and Mikee's home. Their space is testament to the fact that one needn't have lots of it to make a home interesting and comfortable.
What is YOUR space like? Do you know of a home, condo unit or any space worth featuring? Tell us at Rappler. Email email@example.com with subject heading #SPACE.