spacefractal1Naming “Galaxy 11:11,” was a very interesting process, indeed.  

Altair, Vega and Deneb, were the first images in my Galactic collection to appear.  

The stunning trio of panels turned out to be quite a sensation in the interior design world. Many requests came for more space like fractals, so I began to download my second.

At first an orb came through and then another orb came through. I thought, “Boring” and questioned, their point? (Pardon the pun!) Then a formula created a texture which highlighted the big orb with a sensational bright and glowing orange melon color. I began to experience it as a work in progress.

When it appeared to be finished, without yet a name, I made a test copy. The general consensus commented saying, “Yes! Print it!”

But I had to be certain. So I waited…

One evening, the image spoke to me in a way that I knew it was ready to become public, or “be born.” That’s really how I refer to them, “to be born.” To me it is much like a birthing process.  The fractal comes through me and I bear witness to its becoming itself. And then in turn, I have to wait for the name to come through.    Continue reading →


The Village Gallery of Local Artists will bid farewell to Spring in a flashy display of design and color, thanks to the dazzling Fractal Art works of May’s featured artist, Nina Joy Rizzo. In addition, current Guest Artist, Glenn Hinz will continue to show his superb Southwest collection of low-relief copper sculpture, and founding gallery member and clothing designer, Suzan Brackell, will be on hand to demonstrate her new line of ‘Wine’ accessories. The public is invited to enjoy food, wine and lively conversation with the artists when the Village Gallery opens its doors for the after-hours Art Walk from 5-8 pm on May 6.th
Nina Joy was a child of serendipity; raised in Queens, New York with crayons, pencils, water paints, brushes and chalk as her companions, she took advantage of the variety of background media that presented itself everyday- from sketch pads to sidewalks to gnarly branches and leather, the budding artist literally made her mark in and on the competitive streets of New York. In her words, “Coloring, outlining images and drawing patterns were a regular activity. I spied and claimed smooth sidewalks, and the fence in my aunt’s back yard didn’t go unscathed either!”
By the time her family moved to Palm Springs, California in her pre-teen years, Nina was on the road to searching for a focal point for her artistic interests. Eventually she was drawn into the world of Fractal Art, where imagination, color and geometric design collide. With the aid of a computer, her first mandalas and fractal shapes were ready for production, and two years later she moved to the Sedona area in 2009, bringing her passion for Fractal Art with her.
The present phase of her work began during a meditation: “A series of pictures came to me. Information in the form of shapes and colors ‘downloaded’ and became the inspiration for my vibrant NJoyFractals. Passing into the 3-dimensional realm, they bring energy into a space, beckoning, focusing and calming the viewer.” The artist’s works can be found throughout Sedona as well as in the Village Gallery, and one of her stunning large pieces was selected for submission to The Hub in Sedona for the ‘Building Bridges’ Event.
Nina is also pleased that her experience with Fractals has become complementary to her work as an Osteopathic Manual Therapist. She explains, “The body itself is a never-ending series of repeated images of mathematical formula and geometrical inventions.” She is happy that through her art, she can reach out to the lives of others.
The Village Gallery of Local Artists is open daily 10-6pm and is currently accepting new members & Guest Artists. info: www.sedonalocalartists.com 928-284-1416
6500 Hwy 179 at Cortez roundabout, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Az, 86351


Interior design requires a great amount of focus on individual appeal and style.  A large art wall piece is a great starting point for any room, whether you are seeking to re-vamp a room in a minimalist, abstract, or original style.  For anyone who is an architect, interior designer or a stager for a model home, I have a variety of large art wall pieces in every style available to suit yours and your client’s specific needs for a space. Continue reading →


 

By Nina Joy

Colors play an interesting and important role in healing illnesses and promoting well-being for those who cannot adapt to standard teaching practices. Color healing is therapeutic and beneficial to give alternatives to the standards of medical practice. Our entire lives are focused around colors- our moods, auras and ways we view things are reflected through color.  When dealing with health issues, color therapy is a wonderful solution for many. Continue reading →


 

Of course, art is something that is packed full of colors, but it can be a useful tool for us all.  Having a painting with an array of our chakra colors in it, for instance, and focusing on that can work very nicely as a meditation tool.  When designing a room art can tie it all together unlike any other.  Art can also help those who suffer from autism by just being there.  The colors can stimulate or relax and aid in cognitive function. Continue reading →


In ancient history, color significance was much more prominent than it was today.  Certain colors were associated with certain auras and emotions without the use of words or letters.

Today, although we rely mostly on words to communicate, we still rely on certain colors to set the tone of a room, our clothing or our personalities. It has been proven that different colors do have different effects on us.   Continue reading →


By Nina Joy

Just as certain colors are relaxing and others are stimulating, there are certain colors we can use when practicing meditation as well. We can use our chakras when meditating which are all associated with the 4 earth elements: Earth, air, fire, water, ether, spiritual awakening and enlightenment.  All these chakras can be found within us and around us both and there are colors which are associated with each chakra. Continue reading →


MY INSPIRATION
During a deep meditative state I first saw fractals, although at the time, I had no idea what it was I was seeing! It was my thirtieth birthday, and I had chosen to sit at a cozy and beautiful grassy spot on the ledge of a mountainside in Palm Springs, California. It was my favorite spot to sit and meditate. From a deep state of mind, I saw an image that I can only describe as a tile that was spinning in air. Continue reading →