Nancy Hannans, Waldorf, MD Member Since August 2011 Artist Statement I'm an artist and educator who combines a love for storytelling and symbolism to communicate that we are all interconnected, and to celebrate our common humanity.
Growing up I was surrounded by many strong and wise women. A voracious reader, I discovered the works of women poets, artists and writers, reading as many of their biographies that I could. And the more I learned about their struggles and triumphs, the more I realized how little recognition women have received for their accomplishments. There are a lot of very wise women in the world!
The women in my paintings represent all cultures and races. They embody the beauty of the human spirit and are symbols of wisdom, strength, honesty, courage and perseverance.
After studying symbolism for many years, I began to realize that many of them have universal meaning. Symbols are powerful storytelling tools for me, transcending the barriers of language, nationality and culture.