Nicole Dextras creates all sorts of characters in her shared studio on Granville Island. She worked for 10 years as a set and costume designer for local theatre companies and she eventually found her true passion in environmental art and working with ephemeral plant-based materials. Her process is driven by experimentation and she is known for working with unconventional materials. “While it may be impractical to wear clothing made from leaves, our future depends on the growth of sustainable resources.”
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