Secret Language is a mixed media acrylic painting with touches of collage and white ink drawing on cradled a Ampersand Claybord. It is varnished for protection and wired to hang. The sides are unfinished, and it can be hung as-is or framed. 

- Nancy Goodman Lawrence

Secret Language

acrylic, collage and ink on cradled Ampersand Claybord on composite board

Signed on back

24" h x 18" w x .75" d
3 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.”