Local Artist Nancy Luken has spent much of her career exploring the lines between reality and imagination. Whether taking common everyday items and altering them to create a new object seen in a whole new perspective; or taking reality and incorporating whimsical imagery to remind people that the world is what we make of it. Her latest body of work best encapsulates that idea. Capturing photos of beautiful North East Ohio woods, Nancy uses a digital drawing board to embed her imagination into each photo. From there, she hand-transfers the printed image to a block of aspen wood through a hand made transfer technique.
In addition to her wood prints Nancy has spent much of her life exploring all kinds of mediums and techniques. She graduated from The College of Wooster in 2008 with a major in sculptural ceramics. Nancy continues to create 3D objects out of any and all mediums. She currently enjoys working with leather, yarn, wood and metal; creating a variety of different items such as unique lighting from recycled household items, small furniture on occasion and 3-dimensional wall art. Needless to say she is always exploring and creating something new.