Internationally known artist Nancy J. Young has been making her beautiful handmade paper art since 1975. She earned a degree in geology from the University of Arizona and began a lifelong interest in petroglyphs. She incorporated those rock images into much of her artwork, as she has in this framed paper sculpture. Her work is in permanent corporate collections, in prominent private collections and has been extensively exhibited and published. Ms. Young was first listed in Who’s Who in American Art in 1984.
The turquoise circular image is floating above a creamy white background and has a raised, complex design which is encircled by thirteen incised symbols. While they appear to be colored in with a rust or salmon tint when viewed full-on, at an angle one can see the metallic deep gold that they are actually filled in with, as shown in one of our photos. A notch-cornered turquoise mat, piped in black, is overlaid with another mat, also with notched corners and a pale cream color.
The artwork is framed in a brass-colored metal gallery frame and is hand pencil signed " (c) Nancy J. Young" pressed into the lower right of the turquoise circle. On the reverse is her paper label, which identifies the title of the work as "Anasazi Circle Dance" followed by "Handcast paper series" along with her signature and a printed description of the process she uses. The series was done in the 1980's.
Measuring 15 inches square, this original, hand crafted artwork weighs 3 pounds, 7 ounces and is in exceptional condition. It has a sturdy hanging wires installed, so it's ready to add to a wall in your home or office---and admire.