Gesimondo, Nancy

Mixed Media Assemblage

My work is an exploration of materials found in nature that results in new visceral narratives. Imaginal landscapes and hybrid specimens emerge from the juxtaposition of feathers, shells, seedpods, semi-precious stones and other found materials.

The afterlife of the natural materials, often remnants of once living creatures, aim to suggest the sense of mystery and folly of an archeologist assembling vestiges of a distant past with no true reference of their origin. I allow the materials to inform the context and encourage the viewer to search for meaning beyond the surface.

The delicate fragments imbue the assemblages with an ethereal quality that draws attention to the preciousness of life. Memento Mori is an undercurrent theme in my work.
Title: Ascending

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