Multi-media artist Nancy Calef takes two dimensional art to the third dimension by slashing the plane of painted canvas and adding sculpture and applied objects.
Out To Lunch, oil, sculpture, fabric, paper, found objects on canvas, 30″ x 40″
Sculpting high relief faces and other details on her Peoplescapes allows Calef to literally add depth to the characters she paints as she addresses cultural, political and spiritual issues facing society today. The last image on this post gives you an idea of scale – I wonder if she is using polymer clay or an air dry clay for the sculpts?
Check, Please, oil, sculpture, fabric, found objects, jewelry on canvas 36″ x 36″
“By juxtaposing people in recognizable places and situations, each painting weaves together a story about contemporary life, filled with layers of detail, symbolism and humor.” Nancy Calef
Live Show, oil, sculpture, fabric, found objects, leather on canvas 24″ x 36″
Read an interview with the artist on The Art List