Nancy Gesimondo

  • Memento Mori; 2014, 15" High Kinetic Sculpture: Tree branch, shell and dyed feathers on solar powered base in 12" square x 16.5" High clear plexiglass case.
  • Untitled: 2015,(10" x 10"), Assemblage: aniline dyed hair on hide, agate egg and dried teasel on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • Breath of Fire;2015, (10" x 10"), Assemblage: Black Walnut with pheasant feather and tiny seed on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • The Four Directions, 2015, (10" x 10") Assemblage: pheasant feathers, wooden seed pods, shells, geode and kyanite crystals on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • Transition, 2015, (20" x 20"), Assemblage: Shells, feathers, pearls, iolite, kyanite and pyrite stones on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • Evening Prayers, 2015, (10" x 10") Assemblage: Muscle shells, peacock feathers and seed pods on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • Ascending, 2013, (17" x 21") Assemblage: Spiny gastropod shells, feathers and crushed iolite stones on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • The Gift, 2015, (10" x 10") Assemblage: aniline dyed hair on hide, geode crystal with achenes and milkweed seed on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • Delicate Flower, 2015, (10" x 10") Assemblage: aniline dyed hair on hide with moss and tiny flower on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.
  • Paths that Cross, 2015, (17" x 21") Assemblage: Muscle shells on 300 lb paper in shadowbox.

My artwork employs methodical processes to conflate histories, materiality and science into new visceral narratives. I create assemblages and sculptures comprised of natural materials such as shells, feathers, seedpods, semi-precious stones, rocks and crystal formations.

The juxtaposition of these found elements results in surreal landscapes, imaginary creatures and hybrid specimens that aim to suggest the exploration and folly of an archeologist assembling vestiges of a distant past with no real point of reference. My work is a reflection of my appreciation of nature’s beauty and diversity, as well as my concern for its decline.
The combination of the delicate fragments portends a futuristic glimpse of the sense of reverence and mystery of someone completely unfamiliar of their origin. I wonder if we will remember how things fit together and what new materials the earth will make millions of years from now.

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    • 45-44 42nd Street 4A
    • Sunnyside NY 11104
    • 347.392.8765

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