As an artist, I often feel caught between the delight and celebration of societal noise and desire to retreat into artistic, spiritual sanctuary. This dichotomy is integral to an artist's path and actually becomes an invisible medium with which I create. My art runs the gamut of sleek and sophisticated to organic and primitive, from intuitive and free-flowing to tightly controlled and intellectualized. I recognize that as a human being, I am a combination of all of these things and have learned to step back from preconceptions as I create because some days I can't focus, some days I am edgy, some days I am effusive, some days I am spiritual and philosophical, some days I am all or none of these things.
Taking inspiration from the mundane or the magnificent, I seek to explore and then visually translate the surprises and contradictions I discover in the natural and man-made world. However, because of the deep-seated belief that surprises and contradictions are highly subjective, as are our reactions to them, I also strive not to spoon feed what I see and feel to the viewer. Rather, I adore those moments when a viewer finds something within my work that even I didn't, perpetuating the grand circle of mystery and discovery.
The inherent understanding of human nature often keeps artists from collaborating. Because of this, our weakest traits can hold hostage the fullest growth of our art. Successful collaboration demands that we set aside our egos, our personal agendas, and often our psychological comfort for the greater good of our very selves, and ultimately our art. When I first began meditating on Trifexy, my thoughts traveled to things of three. Triangles, trios and triads obsessed my mind. As a musician, triads had me seeing musical chords within my art, understanding that there will always be three tones creating harmony or dissonance. The way we chose to approach our collaboration will create surprising “tones” because none of us yet knows the “note” the other is playing. Will we harmonize on a piece? Will it be in dissonance and seek resolution in the next piece? There are 6 works of art that we each have added to in complete secrecy and in complete trust and respect. No single one of us has directed what the other adds. We've collaborated within the philosophy that though we differ greatly in styles, themes and medium, what we create separately can all fuse together in a spirited and contemporary visual symphony that will debut to us at the same time it debuts to the world.
Award-winning artist/photographer Nancy Good is highly regarded for her technique and artistic discoveries. Good’s work has been described as “transfigurative and enigmatic, suggesting disguise, secrecy, façade, and veiling.”
The artist is no stranger to the magic of mixing and combining elements; many of the artist’s multimedia works are assemblages of photography, digital techniques, paint, and ink. Good is particularly beloved for her multimedia compositions suggesting metamorphism, hybridity, and transformation.
Of the Trifexy collaboration, Good notes: “Successful collaboration demands that we set aside our egos, our personal agendas, and often our psychological comfort for the greater good of our very selves, and ultimately our art.”
Primarily self-taught, Good’s work has been published, exhibited and collected all over the world. The artist is the recipient of various awards including Best in Show and the Inspire Award, Juried Exhibition, Think & Wonder, Inc. Las Vegas (2014); Nevada Arts Commission, Las Vegas, The Office of Cultural Affairs (2014); Professional Women Photographers Spring 2013 Competition, New York; and most recently had a piece acquired by UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas.