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NANI MAHAL

Get to know Nani

Nani is an artist and entertainer born in Hawaii and living in New Zealand. She pursues a number of personal projects to advance and broaden her skills; ranging from illustration and contemporary design, to live performance featuring original music and dance.

A firm believer of art as therapeutic release, Nani uses her cross-disciplinary skills to connect with people all over the world, to explore her own soul, and the minds of her artistic heroes.

Her current featured projects are her new book: Heavy Is The Head, as well as Co-Host to The Blackhouse Radio 106.1 FM Saturday at 3pm.

 
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HEAVY IS THE HEAD

by Nani Mahal

​‘Heavy is the Head’ is a comic grimoire that archives human experience and emotions. The selection within this Abridged publication is part of a vast collection of over 3000 pages of draft authored by Nani within a few short years, using praxis as a therapeutic act to deal with PTSD and depression.


Creating these works helped Nani find acceptance and accountability with hard feelings and hard personal truths. Common themes include coming to terms with love, loss, acceptance and agency. The illustrations are complemented by simple symbolism, and the minimalist, raw and open art gives a sense of safe space for vulnerability within the pages.

 
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RADIO INTERVIEW

With Nani Mahal

In our latest episode we had the pleasure of hosting Nani Mahal who talked to us about her anime graphic novel grimoire "Heavy is the Head", and also how her love of anime, art & writing was supportive to her own struggle after a series of personal tragedies at a young age. "Heavy is the Head" archives human experience and emotions.

The selection within this Abridged publication is part of a vast collection of over 3000

pages of draft authored by Nani within a few short years, using praxis as a therapeutic

act to deal with mental health. Creating these works helped Nani find

acceptance & accountability with hard feelings & hard personal truths. Common

themes include coming to terms with love, loss, acceptance & agency.

You can listen to this very important podcast right now in the usual place

https://www.accessradio.org.nz/the-blackhouse.html

 
 
 
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