Her subtle use of color,if any, adds an almost ethereal quality.
Nancy explains, "White Earth, a series of porcelain vessels, is a homage to my childhood in the Dakotas, its visual images and memories. It is a deep respect, a bowing down to the earth where I have experienced it."
"Walking the freshly plowed fields as a child, I would find fossils, shells and arrowheads. I have renewed and extended my fascination with these shapes. I have discovered new connections between the prairie (once an inland sea) and the ocean. Like the prairie and the sea, my pieces display hues against large neutral backgrounds - a touch of pink or a glint of pearl - finding a prairie rose in a otherwise green meadow, or a single shell on a stretch of sand. "
"White Earth comes from some part of me that works unconsciously, a part that reaches down into my memories. White Earth comes from that private part of me, and I hope it will touch that part in others."
Nancy has exhibited her work internationally and won several interntaional awards.
If you are looking for a wonderful gift that the recipient will cherish, or something special for yourself, consider the lovely work of Nancy Monsebroten.
You can find White Earth Studio at http://www.whiteearthstudio.etsy.com/
And check out her blog at http://www.whiteearthstudio.blogspot.com/
Quote of the Day:
"A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley,
"The Sensitive Plant," 1820