Artist Statement & Biography
The process of design behind one of my works may be described as glimpsing some striking image that inspired me to go in some direction. Might be a specific, like a moment in time (my works ‘Originating’ and ‘Flowing’ embody this) or a rough barked, beautiful tree (‘Ironbark’) or a light effect (‘Second Balcony’, the two ‘Bay Bridge Lights’); dark lighting, underwater mood (‘Benthos’, Darkness Visible’).
Nancy Bardach is a full time art quilter and a retired Architect. She has a B.A. from Harvard University Extension and a Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. As a licensed architect, she worked for 25 years in the S.F. Bay Area. She says, “My training and experiences have always informed my art. I try to capture effects of natural & created lighting and of movement. For me, the freedom to employ color and complicated textures are additional rewards of fabric art.