Emergence, A Story of Spring by Nanci France-Vaz

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Nanci France-Vaz

Emergence, A Story of Spring


60.96 x 35.56 cm | 24 x 14 in

Oil on linen mounted to ACM panel

  • ARC Purchase Awards ($5,000)

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Each year there is a cyclical rebirth in spring of new life. It can emerge slowly and appear abstract, just like human life. The flying blooms start to emerge toward Flora, the goddess of spring, and become life in the foreground, merging with her hair. Her shirt was white, but I chose to bring a pattern of the flowers into her skin and top, moving down and back into her compositionally.

Flora gazes softly and confidently to the viewers assuring us the life cycle will always be.