NANCy'S bOOK

Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art

Red Wheel/Weiser (2002)

Visual art, such as painting and sculpture, has its own kind of language. It reaches us in a way that words cannot, for words cannot be literally translated into visual form. Art is not only the pictorial description of something beautiful. As defined in this book, art is a visual description in a language of shape, color and form, presenting...

selected articles and essays 

The Language of Art is Still Defined by Men

The Brooklyn Rail (September 2014)

Gender roles are ingrained in all of us. From the time we are born we are all “stamped” by our sex. Thousands of years of oppression will not change easily or quickly. Sometimes we lose this perspective and expect change now...

In the Pursuit of the Divine

Painting, Sculpture, and the Spiritual Dimension: The Kingston and Winchester Papers (2003)

For as long as I remember, I have been looking for a way to give shape and form to spirit, a way to touch the nature of the divine. As a child, I would spend many silent hours in my grandfather's garden lying on the earth and looking at the flowers  and plants...

Working with the Light: Women of Vision

Excerpt from Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, Mental Health (1995)

My Sculpture is made of wood carved from trees. The carved wood is found on the streets of New York City, the beaches of the Dominican Republic, the shores of Northern Minnesota, and other places...

Beyond, Beyond, Beyond Where the Wisdom Is...

Stone Voices (Summer 2012, Issue No. 2)

Beyond, beyond, beyond where the wisdom is" . . . from the Buddhist heart sutra called "The Heart of Transcendent Knowledge," most aptly describes my approach to artmaking. These scroll-like collages are "thought coverings," images on the page that are held for a moment as they proceed to move across the mind as I record an impression, capture a moment time, so that the viewer can experience an immediacy from it...

Our Journey to The New York Feminist Art Institute

Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, The Fresno Feminist Art Program and the Collective Visions of Women Artists  (September 2011)

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