Monday, December 3, 2007

Artist of the Week: Nancy Boyd

1. For the artist of the week I choose artist Nancy Boyd. Boyd brings her background in illustration and design into her pieces. She is interested in capturing unique views, fascinated with how views from up-close and far away have a striking similarity. Out of all of her series I enjoy her Morphology series the most. Nancy uses acrylic paint on layered plexi in these pieces. Her use of color, line and shapes makes the studies of these living organisms/flora feel dimensional and alive. The pieces look like they belong in an exciting science textbook or a magical garden in a storybook.

2. I think Nancy Boyd’s work is similar to Masha Dyans. Both artists use color, line and shape as essential components in their pieces. Additionally, the works of these artists have somewhat of a whimsical feel to them.

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