Nicole Travers


Nicole Travers was born and raised in the small hamlet of Little Port, Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk. Travers is a Mi’kmaq woman and artist, and a self-taught beader. With strong relationship with traditions, culture, and land, Nicole believes that creating art is a process of remaining connected to nature and finding the natural flow of each piece. Influenced by the traditional Mi’kmaq double curve, petroglyphs and hieroglyphs, Nicole marries historical styles of beadwork with modern day techniques into contemporary form. More recently she has begun to tan various animal pelts and skins into leather using traditional teachings and has started to utilize home tanned fish skin into her art.