Nancy Giffey Artist Statement:
This mixed media art has been created during a time of a worldwide pandemic, social and political division, and mourning for the future of Mother Earth. In my youthful years of work in theatre, social activism, hope, and belief in a more equitable future, I could not have imagined the challenges we face today.
Although the title of each piece of art is related to a psalm or quote from scripture, these pieces are not illustrations. They represent an emotion or state of mind. Only after the art was completed, was I free to contemplate each image and to discover connections to the personal study, spiritual contemplation, and reading I had been engaged in for a number of years.
Teshuvah is the Hebrew term for Return; a spiritual return to the complex mystery of our relationship with the Unseen. “Hashem”, the One within which everything is contained; all of us, with our differences, ethnicities, religious paths, and our humanity.