Nancy Wisti Grayson

Working with the ideas of history, memory and reminiscence of place, my images simulate found mementos or archaeological artifacts.

A sense of mystery and nostalgia for the past is evoked through the tropes of the fragment, ruin and souvenir.

By abstracting memories and reframing beliefs of what we accept as being real, the sculptural paintings have a sense of play and discovery.

(special thanks to Crystal Rosenthal, classical archaeologist, essayist and curator at Peripheral Vision Arts, for the framing of the second paragraph).