Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nancy Wells Shadow Trees

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Henry David Thoreau
Some more photos from our show; “Four Women of Substance”

The work is titled; Shadow Trees an original design written and illustrated by Nancy Wells.

First I would like to write a little about each artist. I always find that when I am reviewing a work of art; it is helpful to know about the artist themselves. The artist’s direction and vision have always been a lingering factor to reviewing a work of art.
After doing a community show together last year, we all found out that our mutual friend was suffering with a tragic disease, Alzheimers. We talked about how horrible it was because this artist is so talented and to top that off; she was a strong, creative force within our community. She volunteered many of hours promoting the arts.
So as women of substance…
We wanted to do something, thus began our road... “the one less traveled”
The simple decision to do something for a wonderful friend, as a way we could honor, cherish, and show her our gratitude for all she is.
The woman we honor with this show is our dear friend; Gabriel Feldman.

So, the first woman that I thought of, whom I would love to work with was Nancy Wells. She is an extremely talented and gifted artist with a heart of gold. I see her as my mentor and friend, the artist I strive to be. When I asked her, without any hesitation she agreed to help me. She organized and gathered these fabulous women together for our first meeting. Worked tirelessly on promoting the show and did the invitations…
Thank you! Nancy
Again, your hardwork, determination and friendship mean so much me.

The piece photographed is called: Shadow Trees
A combination of poetry and visuals which are both done by Nancy.

a little sampling of her words…

Shadow trees living
Hurting inside
Hearts seeing
Wrestling with why?

Granny knots
Inwardly loving
Outwardly aware

Dream activators

Shadow trees
Dream activators
Precious moon blossoms
Slip into the night
Waiting for your definition

Well for the rest of the poem...
you will need to come in and read the whole book!
and sip some tea with us.

Unlike the sentiment of the poem at the top of the page by Thoreau;
Nancy truly lives a life of passion and creativity.
I hope to share the tidbits of her work here; along with the rest of the work in the show!
until tomorrow keep creating!
au revoir, Caroline


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  4. As a longtime Kripalu yoga teacher, a woman and performing artist in quest of authentic forms for self-expression, our Main Street galleries continue to open the flood gates for more forms and artist to be explored.
    Kudos to Caroline and her husband for all their hard work and making these shows and networking opportunities for locals and us transplants happen here in Honesdale.
    Peace, Diana Torre