Whether it is paint, the aged patina of vintage paper, or a discarded scrap that is repurposed as a template or used as a featured element, materials and process inform my work. Source material for my collage and mixed media work is painted by hand and often paired with various vintage papers collected over many years. Using photography as a tool to document details of my surroundings, memories are catalogued. Although an image may never be referenced following it's capture, fragments of form, line and color seem to find their way into my work.
From architecture, a city block or nature, to bold graphic images on a page or in the environment, the world is an abstract assemblage of light, line, shape, shadow and color. I see beauty in parts of the whole. My work is a reflection of these memories.
Nancy Garcia was born in California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she also maintains her studio. Curiosity about various mediums and processes has led her to study painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
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