IN HER OWN WORDS-
“I have spent large portions of my life embellishing my surroundings from whole rooms to every vehicle I’ve owned. I’ve “tricked out” my own cremation urn that reads “Does this make my ashes look big” on the back. My work is about transforming the mass mundane into celebration of the individual. Whether sacred or secular the mixed media sculpture is imbued with joy, sparkle, beauty and an ironic touch of humor.
I have had the honor of mounting exhibitions in many places in the world as well as being included in group shows in prestigious venues in this country and abroad. From a show entitled, ”Princess Layer Cake’s Vodou Boudoir” mounted in Paris, France to “Small Work, Big Spirit” which was shown in Benin, West Africa I have had opportunities to reach a wide audience. In the United States I have created full room installations at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore and have had large pieces in exhibitions that have traveled to various museums including the Smithsonian.
Much of my work is based around the beauty and meaning of sacred objects. The spiritual connection of art and object is a constant source of interest to me. My travels around the world have been a profound source of information and inspiration. Telling visual stories and making visually compelling work is a passion and an honor.”
Nancy is listed in Rawvision #103, “Women in Outsider Art””