Open Studio, a concept Nassu Born developed to provide a workspace that supports the creative process by supplying a variety of materials and tools for creative exploration. Her experiences in teaching and creating supportive studio spaces was a result of many years of working with young children and children with special needs.
Nassu’s personal art focus is the creative process and how to apply that process to her art and life. These explorations have lead her to work with a variety of mediums ranging from paint, collage, fiber and stained glass. Teaching children art for many years has also been a valued source of inspiration. The collage pieces reflect the playfulness and limitlessness of a child's imagination. These pieces were created in the open studio as lessons for her students.
Another interest is recycling and reuse. In collaboration with her friend Thea West, they have applied their creative thinking to the reuse of fabric and fiber to utilize the abundant materials available at the landfill to make rugs, hats, felt, re-model clothing and a variety of other interesting projects. They offer workshops at the landfill to inspire others to use this bountiful material supply.