Golden Door, painted relief, 28x37.5x4 inches
Nancy Burgess builds the canvas with architectural elements made in wood and paper. Each work is meticulously sculpted and painted in oil to resemble the elements of reality, weathered wood and natural setting in shadow and light. They are set back into a deep 3-4 inch frame creating a relief that has a stage-like effect.
Historical homes, local barns and sugar shacks capture her imagination echoing the iconic architecture in the landscape of New England and Vermont. Nancy Burgess lives and works in Vermont and is exhibiting at the Four Columns Inn this spring 2016.