Nancy Josephson

Artist Statement

I have spent large portions of my life embellishing my surroundings from whole rooms to every vehicle I’ve owned. I’ve “tricked out” my own cremation urn that reads “Does this make my ashes look big” on the back. My work is about transforming the mass mundane into celebration of the individual. Whether sacred or secular the mixed media sculpture is imbued with joy, beauty and an ironic touch of humor.
I have had the honor of mounting exhibitions in many places in this big wide world as well as being included in group shows in prestigious venues in this country and abroad. From a show entitled, ”Princess Layer Cake’s Vodou Boudoir” mounted in Paris, France to “Small Work, Big Spirit” which was shown in the Republic of Benin, West Africa I have had opportunities to reach a wide audience. In the United States I have created full room installations at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and have had large pieces in exhibitions that have traveled to various museums including the Smithsonian.
Much of my work is based around the beauty and meaning of sacred objects. The spiritual connection of art and object is a constant source of interest and art making. My travels around the country and the world have been a profound source of information and inspiration. Telling visual stories, making visually compelling beautiful work is a passion and an honor.