Nicora Gangi responds to Psalm 40:9 and Spark+Echo Art’s autumn 2012 theme: Friends and Community, creating meditative collages using synesthesia – her ability to see colors in words.
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9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.
While centered on Psalm 40:9, my work also responds to the great salvation that was spoken to us by the Lord (Hebrews 2:3). It is this gospel which is spoken to all nations, His body, His bride, the great congregation, His community of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The colors used are those that are contained within the passage, referring to Christ, of course, His sacrifice for His Bride, His church, and His community of believers.What is it that is spoken:God’s righteousness (blue), faithfulness (red/orange), loving kindness (golden yellows) and truth (bright light white).
In this collage, these colors proceed forth from Truth (at the top of the collage) to the community of God’s chosen people, even those yet to be come a part of the community (implied by the stars in the darkest parts of the collage). How brightly all these divine attributions shine, giving God the praise for each of them.
Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a Professor of Art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many Grand Prize and First Place awards and grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist’s guilds. She is represented by: MME Fine Art (New York, NY), Bender Gallery (Asheville, NC), and LM Gallery (Saratoga, WY).
To view more of her work visit www.nicoragangi.com.