Today, I went to see Nancy* again. One of my favorite moments is when she talked about her art workshop. She’s a very creative individual - something that is clear from us talking about and reading poetry. Now, Nancy spends every week with an artist for an hour and fellow residents working on art. Specifically, Nancy enjoys doing sculptures of human faces.
A lot of artwork are up in the guest room where Nancy, her family, and I enjoy our visits together. The artwork showcased are beautiful in terms of color, style, and imagination. It’s incredible how realistic some of the artwork looks. On the other hand, some look childish - and I mean that in a very complimentary way. Like Picasso once said, it took him a lifetime to learn to draw like a child. All in all, what I mean to say is that there was such a wide range of expression. As an artist, I found it so beautiful to look at and admire along with Nancy’s family.
One of Nancy’s art was on the wall. There were 3 figure heads in there, and they were so precise. I asked Nancy if there was any inspiration, and she replied in the negative. However, she spoke a little more in detail about how much she loved working with her hands. It made me so happy to know that she was able to still find enjoyment in art. While the form of expression has changed, I firmly believe that art is a great way to find fulfillment and joy. From the sounds of it, Nancy has clearly done just that!
*Name changed for privacy
- Ellen Zhang