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