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 NANCY A. BRUINS

Artist Statement

While not knowing quite how to describe myself...basket maker?, fiber artist?, sculptor?, I think I am an amalgamation of the three.  I want to create pieces that evoke in others more awareness of the beauty, fragility and importance of our natural surroundings and fellow creatures.  If some humor is detected, that's all to the good!


I'm always exploring and learning.  My goal is to use more natural materials  and materials that are not damaging to the environment.  Lately I've been leaning more to sculpture and am incorporating fabric and found things.  Expressing in color combinations, while still needing to express my joy in willow, sticks and found objects, sometimes results in unusual final combinations.  I think my love of containers will always prevail.

 
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Boris.  the first prairie bison.  Not av