About the Artist
Justine Nolt is an art experimenter with a passion for bright colors and a knack for making the mundane beautiful. Her longest project involves "painting'' with yarn on custom wooden boards made by her dad, Matthew. More recently, she has picked up the crochet hook to make a family of adorable crocheted worms. When her fingers aren’t covered in glue and yarn fuzzies, Justine enjoys making paper and fabric college, attending a weekly pottery session at Sunset Canyon Pottery, and making Shrinky Dink earrings. During the day, she is an AmeriCorps service member making art with the clients and community of Imagine Art. More of Justine’s work and the stories behind it can be found on instagram, @artsofficialflavor, or on her website, https://artsofficialflavor.com.
Justine's relationship with the visual arts began in 2017 with a desire to make a new medium. With no prior training, she wanted to make a niche for herself and requested her first board from her dad. As a former knitter, she had a large stash of yarn that soon became the "paint" on this custom canvas. Today, each piece displays its own rhythm, sometimes featuring broken pottery, embroidery thread, or tassels. Since joining Imagine Art as an AmeriCorps member in 2020, she has continued to explore the fiber arts. Yes, her yarn collection is still growing. These days, it gets crocheted into friendly worms of a variety of sizes and color combinations. If you would like to adopt a worm, visit her website to see the available specimens.