Wk.15 – Artist Conversation – Nancy Young

Artist: Nancy Young
Exhibition: As The Crow Flies
Media: Printmaking
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
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The artist that I got to talk to this week is named Nancy Young. Her work is revolved around a crow and kind of its journey throughout life. Her work is inspired mostly by personal experiences and personal things throughout her life. She is an undergraduate student in the printmaking and drawing department of CSULB. She does a lot of different things in her free time but mostly likes to make art pieces and drawings.

The lines in her prints are very much straight and exact. She definitely knows what she is doing. The media that she uses is mostly different prints and different things to make it look as real as it can get. Her colors that she uses are mostly dark colors like dark greens and browns and blacks. She uses colors in the main pieces of her prints, but in the background of it, it is all white so that she can make the thing in the middle stand out.

The story that she is trying to explore is a personal one throughout her life. The crow is a representation of her and all of the pictures in the exhibit were things that she had to deal with in her life as the crow passes them by. What is mostly on her mind is her family. She is a big family person because she lost her husband and it really shows throughout her work.

I think that all of her prints are a nice representation of her throughout her lifetime. It is her traveling through all of the things that she had to accomplish or get through in her life. It is very cool to me that she used a crow to represent her because it is so different and nobody would think to use a crow to represent themselves. Overall, her prints are very cool and relatable to others and I really think that is good when it comes to art.


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