Nicole Frobusch, is a multidisciplinary artist, born on the 6th of May 1970 in Muenster, Germany.
A single child, she connected deeply with animals and nature as her companions.
Nicole was very close to her grandmother, who’s stories transported her into different worlds, never quite feeling at home in this one. Her intuition knew there was so much more than what she was told. It made her ask a lot of questions, feeling she needed to uncover and rediscover something far more magical.
At college her psychology teacher handed her the book “The journey to Ixtlan”, by Carlos Castaneda, and that was the start of her spiritual quest at the age of 17.
The path of the indigenous, their connection with the Starnations, animal kingdom, minerals and nature, where all is spirit and sacred, made her feel less lost.
Her curiosity made Nicole study many diverse spiritual traditions and philosophies over the past 35 years, always looking for the golden thread, which unifies the All.
She learned alternative healing methods alongside natural healing through plants and is a Reiki Masters and holder of the Munai Ki Rites, alongside shamanic and the old ways ceremonial and ritual practices.
Nicole grew up between Italy and Germany and moved to London in 1992 after completing her A-levels in Art & Psychology.
In London she became pupil of legendary expressionistic dancer/teacher Hilde Holger and spent years in her basement studio in Camden Town. Performing and teaching contemporary dance and improvisation, she founded her own dance Company “The Akashic Dance Theatre”.
In 1996 she was invited by her friends to join an all-female choir, performing their debut gig in Stoke Newington’s cemetery by candlelight, all dressed in white. They would name themselves The Mediaeval Baebes and signed a record deal with Virgin Classical.
Many adventures were lived, invitations to perform in strange & magical places.
Creativity and seeking to understand what it means to be a conscious human is fundamental to Nicole.
Nature and the Cosmos, symbolism, alchemical transformation, mysticism and the importance of rituals are the inspirations behind her artworks.
Foraging for plant and minerals, earths and fruits to extract their colours and to make them into paints and inks. Inspired by her daughters Nicole completed her Masters with distinction at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in the Summer of 2022. She received the Kairos Award for best hand drawn and sensitive Geometry presented by Gail and Amanda Critchlow.
For her MA she researched the divine feminine, as a response to the lack of inclusion she experienced in the literature and teachings she received.
Focusing on the mediaeval period she looked for craftswoman, geometers, architects, stonemasons, alchemists, visionary females honouring and giving them a voice. Raising the attention to the limits of ingrained behaviour, social, academic and religious inculcation of the feminine.
To recognise the contributions of women from the past and to account for the denial of the feminine, to shine a light on the devaluation and the utter importance and necessity of her inclusion in all fields of academia , religious studies , philosophies and the traditional arts.
Through the trajectory of female spirituality in high and later Middle Ages where thousands of mothers, sisters and daughters were killed. The regulation of sanctity and the inquisitional procedure, as an instrument for assessing and proving, the authenticity of women’s spiritual lives.
Casting doubt on mystical experiences and implementing dreadful accusations and murders.
Nicole created paintings, clay sculptures and ritual water vessels as a response, which were exhibited as part of the degree show at The Garrison Chapel Gallery in Chelsea, London in July 2022. In October Nicole exhibited at the College of Psychic studies “Creative Spirits” alongside an amazing array of fellow and deceased artists.
Momentarily Nicole is living between her home in Hackney and a Shepardess Hut on the welsh border immersed in nature. In seclusion she connects deeply with the land and waters, inspired in creating new work from her experiences.