We frequently do “Behind the Scenes” themed articles here on the Hi-Fructose site. Often times we ask our favorite artists to document the creation of one of their works in a step by step format, allowing us an intimate look at the beginnings and end of the processes involved. Typically, we will approach an artist before they begin, however, for Berkeley-based illustrator Nicomi Nix Turner (last seen here), the spontaneous collaborative effort of her feline companion, and the subsequent destruction of a nearly completed work has arisen the opportunity for Nicomi to restart, and for us to tag along. Get a look at Nicomi, her latest piece and her harshest critic, Luna, here on Hi-Fructose.
“I started working on this piece for London Miles Gallery earlier last month and was going smooth on the drawing. After I had the piece how I wanted it- on it’s pristine velvety paper- our feline companion Luna bum-rushed the couch and dove, claws out, onto the drawing with a look of sheer ecstasy. After I freaked out and inspected the damage, she came back over to bite a corner.”
“There was a lot of laughing after that and I had to do it all over again.”
“Luna plays a huge part in a lot of our projects, albeit a damaging part, but a huge part! The piece is now coming along nicely and my nerves are a little on edge when she wakes up from a nap and gets frisky.”