Describe your background in artmaking. What inspired you?
>I’m a surgical physician assistant, artist, and unicyclist from Queens, New York. I create surreal medical art in acrylic/oil paint, ballpoint pen, Corel Painter on my Wacom tablet, and polymer clay. I’ve been creating art ever since I was a tiny critter but my love for anatomical art began during PA school. I find inspiration in the operating room, on my unicycle, and through daydreaming.
How did you first learn about ALovers?
>I learned about Aeternal Lovers through knowing Joe and Sharon for my entire life! They have been close friends with my parents since before I was born. I knew they were working on a big project for a while and I was very excited when Aeternal Lovers was officially revealed.
Tell us a little bit about your collaboration with Aeternal Lovers, your inspiration and process.
>Anything goes in our collaboration. We’re switching back and forth between two acrylic paintings. It’s only the beginning and there’s already harmony in the paintings that were created separately. There are human creatures growing in beakers in the lab. There’s an anatomical heart hanging above a waterfall. These orchestrations are just beginning and even we don’t know how they’ll turn out.
What is your favorite Aeternal Lovers design or track. Why?
>Flying hearts because I can’t resist anatomy!
We are putting together a Spotify playlist. What is your favorite love song?
>"I’ve Got You Under My Skin" by Frank Sinatra
Where can people go to find out more about your work?
>My work can be found on nicoolers.com and on Instagram @nicoolers.
Check out my book, Nicoolers' Atlas of Anatomy. My shop is where I sell prints, t-shirts, phone cases, tote bags, pillows, mugs, and more.