The freestanding, three dimensional Character Series sculptures were inspired by my love of sailing, calligraphy, gardening and just being outdoors. Through my eyes I see many things as animated objects. Natural lines of meticulous steel work embrace etched mouth blown sheet glass to bring life to these fun, colorful forms.
"I find Nancy Gong’s work to be fresh and honest. I particularly enjoy the creative use and juxtaposition of materials.
The sculptures function successfully on a formal compositional level, yet still reveal the sensitivity and contemplativeness of the artist.”
Assistant Professor of Art, Gallery Director and Curator,
Rockford College, Rockford, IL.
“Known for three decades as one of the region’s top stained glass artists, Gong has taken a bold new step. Her pieces – Navigator, Wishbone, and Luna – incorporate her distinctive glass vocabulary in highly unusual free-standing sculptures. Although each piece is thematically unique, the works share a common elegance, following the tradition of bold decorative art, but with a decidedly contemporary touch. . . With these works she is staking out some fascinating
Art Critic, City Newspaper,
Professor of Art,