'Solemn Celebration' is a mixed media work on paper. It is comprised of collaged paper, graphite and ink.  Some of the pieces are dimensional and come out slightly from the surface. The edges are deckled. This is part of my oval series. It will need a frame for display. 

- Nancy Goodman Lawrence

Solemn Celebration

paper, graphite and ink on paper

Signed on front and back

22.5" h x 15" w 
0 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.”