This piece is part of my oval series. I began with the large purple oval and slowly built up the colors and shapes until they resonated with me. There are multiple narratives going on, but the interpretation is left to the viewer. I carry on a visual conversation with my work until it feels complete. "Black Flag #2" is an acrylic painting on a cradled wood panel. The sides are white, and it is varnished for protection.  It comes wired and ready for hanging.

- Nancy Goodman Lawrence

Black Flag #2

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 18" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Goodman Lawrence
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Nancy Goodman

Nancy Goodman Lawrence’s modern compositions appear bold and prominent on the surface, but delicate and sophisticated in their perfect sense of balance. The flatness of the work, and the off center compositions seem indicative of a Japanese influence. The work projects a lively sense of order, or an organized randomness, like a Japanese Zen garden. The work also has a strong graphic mid-century feel, with a playful personality. The anthropomorphic shapes interact with one another like the interplay of people on the street, or the pieces of a board game. As is evident from the balanced compositions, and controlled color palette, Nancy spends a lot of time looking and contemplating her next step. As she puts it, “the looking is as important as the doing.”