Nancy Ferro

Breaking Bread, 2016
found wood, papers,and objects with beeswax, (pigmented and non pigmented) – 11 x 9 x 1.5 in.

The juxtaposition of the past with the present, both visual and conceptual, these are the contrasts and intersections with which I enjoy working. Part of a quotation from an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel has run through my thoughts for several years: “…patterns of continuous creation.” The ways these parts of creation affect each other are of interest and importance to me. In this series, I began working with gentrification in my mixed media works, particularly the pieces on wood. It became very personal as it morphed into adaptive reuse as it applies to the architecture/structures/land/history of our city. These works come from this project, titled “Adaptive Reuse.”