About Nancy Kubale
My work contemplates our shared existence and individual experience. I am intrigued by how we live and the ideologies we embrace. They become notes and or reminders of ubiquitous and universal truths; ideas that are insightful and transformative. As figures form, I have been influenced by Greek and Roman sculpture, Catholic statuary, and indigenous folk art. As ideas, I am inspired by poetry, secular philosophy, sacred texts, as well as modern culture. Figures are hand built in red groggy clay (Indigenous to my NC home). I layer the surface through multiple firings with slips, burnished terra sigillata, oxides, underglaze, glaze, lusters and underglaze pencil, reverse lithography, and serigraphy printing.