Inspiration comes in bits and pieces to Clovis, Calif.-based artist Nancy Youdelman.
Her mixed-media work is laden with carefully selected found objectsâitems like buttons, twigs and a collection of 300 vintage photographs Youdelman purchased on eBayâthe pieces of which hold stories and secrets of their own.
âEver since I was in high school, I collected Victorian stuff,â Youdelman, who sees the artifacts as âa connection to the past,â tells SFR. âThereâs something about old lace and photographs that is exciting and just stuck with me.â
âExpect to be surprised,â she advances. âI hope people will find something unexpected; hopefully, theyâll look at it and go away thinking about it and feel somehow uplifted.â
Where: Eight Modern
231 Delgado St.
Santa Fe, NM