Piece description from the artist
March 2020 the world changed. So did my artwork.
The pandemic has thrown us into a uniquely surreal and voyeuristic world presenting an opportunity for everyone to be their “unmasked” selves—for better or worse.
Zoom changed how we interacted and gave us a new perspective—weirdly intimate, both authentic and contrived at the same time.
With every screenshot captured, I found a different story, a new perspective, and a recognizable silver lining—illuminating the humor, boredom, pathos and beauty that has kept us all connected.
While Ms. Dee may be a dance Teaching Artist, she makes a color statement from head to toe where ever she brings her magic. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to notice that in the Zoom Room her outfit matched the couch.
Nanci Hersh is a contemporary mixed-media artist whose work transforms personal stories into art to reveal our deeper connections.Her two-dimensional work, as well as her sculptures and installations are symbolic explorations of the grace, beauty, and fragility of our lives.
Nanci is also an educator, arts advocate and administrator as Executive Director of the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including "Riverfront 20/20" and Farthest from the Ordinary" at The Delaware Contemporary, “50 States/200 Artists” at the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM, “Eons Beyond the Rib” at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, “Paper Work” at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie and “The Demoiselles Revisited” at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, along with solo exhibitions in PA, NJ, DE, and HI. Nanci has received numerous honors including three purchase awards from the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Hawai’i, and three Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grants. Her work is included in the Public Collections of Museum of Encaustic Art, Johnson & Johnson, Leland Portland Cement, and OSI Pharmaceuticals to name a few.
With her cousin and author, Ellen McVicker, Nanci illustrated and co-created the children’s book Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When someone you love has cancer… a hopeful, helpful book for kids. Now in its 8th printing, the book is a resource and comfort to children and their families around the world.
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