Nancy Brittelle

works from the Heavy Metal Series


Heavy Metal: 52

Artist Statement

"I have increasingly found myself drawn to images which so fascinated me as a child before the influences of others began to affect my way of seeing the world. I can recall playing with cardboard and other types of papers to create interior worlds for my dolls and their accessories. Reconnecting with these early discoveries has led me in a new direction, one tending toward the sculptural rather than the two-dimensional, and one in which I can use recycled and water-based materials to create art. For me as an artist, it is an endlessly fascinating adventure to take ordinary materials and transform them into something resembling ancient forms made of precious metals looking centuries old, but shaped within a modern context."