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New Installation by Artists Amberella and Lace In The Moon, “This Still Works”

September 21, 2020

Love this new installation by Philly/LA-based artist Amberella and Philly-based artist Nicole Nikolich (aka Lace in the Moon), installed this weekend at 16th and Sansom Streets! The piece includes one of Amberella’s hearts that says “This Still Works” hugged by several layers of yarnbomb from Lace, next to text that reads: “You turned it on. It still works. This still works. It still turns on. I beat again <3”

“My work has always been driven by the heart- love, emotions, vulnerability, and connection,” Amberella mentioned when I reached out to learn more about the new work! “And Nicole and I have wanted to collaborate for quite some time now. Nicole sent me a text a few weeks back saying she had fallen in love for the first time in a long time, and we decided to base our collaboration on it.”

“Yeah, I’ve wanted to collaborate with Amber since I got involved in street art,” Nicole added. “We met up earlier in the year but hadn’t nailed down an idea, then COVID put collaborating on pause. Then over quarantine I started a new relationship and wrote a short little poem about it. I decided to send it to Amber since she is the street art queen of hearts and love. And we decided to make this piece about that feeling when you fall in love for the first time in a long while. I also wanted to make a large scale piece because I am hoping to start making bigger, more permanent creations— like murals and indoor work. I hope people see the work and forget about all the crazy shit going on in the world for a minute and remind those close to them that they love them.”

See past work from Amberella around Philly here; and past work from Nicole Nikolich here!

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