Although artist and model Nicole Naone speaks Hawaiian, Korean and English, she thinks of art as her own personal language. Her signature complex line work has required her to be in a very intense ADD-esque headspace that wasn’t always enjoyable for her.
“I think when you’re younger you feel the need to bombard people with information,” she told me. “I have a tendency to be a little in your face while still never actually revealing anything that much about myself which I think the line work reflects. But as I get older, that’s not necessarily the way I want to communicate anymore.”