Nicole Durand's sculptures are distinguished by their graceful elegance, a quality accentuated by their modest dimensions. In the realm of sculpture, achieving graceful elegance is a nuanced endeavor, shaped significantly by the inherent qualities of the materials used, often beyond the artist's control. However, Nicole Durand adeptly asserts her creative will over the materials, infusing her works with a delicate, almost ethereal beauty.

Durand's studio reflects her deliberate departure from classical sculptural models, which she finds too heavy to effectively convey her artistic vision. Instead, she embraces a style that respects classical influences while forging a distinctive path forward. Her frequent use of various materials underscores this dialogue with tradition, recognizing their timeless appeal in contemporary contexts.