Nancy J. Rodwan
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
mixed media, cigar box, paper, shells, fabric, sequins, and paint
8 x 3 x 8 in.
For me, creating art often starts with exploring the idea of metamorphosis. The process of creation is by nature transformative. I have often worked with ordinary items when creating art. I have transformed an umbrella into a 5-foot-tall jellyfish puppet; a discarded dress became a fragile map of the United States called “Divided.” In my film LIFE a hunk of clay is constantly morphing from one figure into another including a Buddha, a pyramid, a boxer, a flying dove and Zeus, just to name a few. My art is often influenced by the materials I am working with. I also find inspiration in music, literature and current events.
© Nancy J. Rodwan