Nancy Strailey | 2020

  • ARTIST: Nancy Strailey
  • CATEGORY: Printmaking/Drawing
  • LOCATION: Columbia, SC

Colored pencil drawings on handmade (papyrus, elephant & giraffe dung, lupa) of animals and people I’ve encountered on my numerous trips to various countries in Africa.

Isak Dinesen wrote knowing a “song of Africa”, yearning for Africa to know a song of her. My African safaris offer me glimpses & experiences into some remnant of Eden, allowing me to find a new song in myself. Through my drawings I have taken my place in the 35,000 year-long sacred tradition of animal making, one new verse in a long, ancient hymn.