Opus Incertum 1
2012
Acrylic on paper
22" x 30"

Palatine Hill in Rome is a landscape of the ruins of formal structures and ancient gardens. The site defines construction and de-construction. Ancient histories, excavated walls now coexist with contemporary urban life in a veritable soup, flotsam/jetsam, living and dead. These works, Opus Incertum, are the physical remnants of ideas about fragmented histories, process, destruction and excavation- remnants.
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Opus Incertum 2
2012
Acrylic on paper
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Opus Incertum 3
2012
Acrylic on paper
22"x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Opus Incertum 4
2012
Acrylic on paper
22" x 30"

Palatine Hill in Rome is a landscape of the ruins of formal structures and ancient gardens. The site defines construction and de-construction. Ancient histories, excavated walls now coexist with contemporary urban life in a veritable soup, flotsam/jetsam, living and dead. These works, Opus Incertum, are the physical remnants of ideas about fragmented histories, process, destruction and excavation- remnants.
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Opus Incertum 5
2012
Acrylic on paper
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Opus Incertum 6
2012
Acrylic on paper
22"x30"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Opus Incertum 7
2012
Acrylic on paper
11" x 15"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
Moonstruck
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"

Somewhere between terra cotta and mustard colored buildings, evening walks along the Arno under deep blue Giotto colored sky, the classic jazz standard Blue in Green, and a few found art magazines this work emerged.
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
Reflection
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
Looking for an Exit
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
A Taste of Honey
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and Gouache on paper
Party of One
2012
Acrylic and Gouache on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
A Delicate Balance
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
Transference
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
A Patch of Blues
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
A Measure of Kindness
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
Umbria
2012
Acrylic, gouache, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Lost Souls
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Conundrum
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Substance and Shadow
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Doubt
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Secret in the Piazza
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Poetic Justice
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
A Passion
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Mystic
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Pollo Picollo
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
The Wool Dyers
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Sleepwalkers
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
12" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed media, collage on paper
Arrangement
2012
Mixed media, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
An Awkward Position
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Mixed-media, collage on paper
Paradise Lost
2012
Mixed-media, collage on paper
deborah dancy  Archives Digital Photograph
Little Cuts
2007
Digital Photograph
30'x40"
deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives Oil on canvas
Paper- Scissor
2015
Oil on canvas
60 x 60
deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives

deborah dancy  Archives Digital Print
Heaps
2015
Digital Print
20 x 20
deborah dancy  Archives Digital Print
Heaps
2015
Digital Print
12 x 12
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Blueberry Hills
2012
Oil on Canvas
60"x72"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Easy Rider
2012
Oil on Canvas
60"x 60"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Bees Knees
2012
Oil on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Dancing in the Dark
2012
OIl on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Yes I Know The Muffin Man
2012
OIl on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Hey Diddle Diddle
2012
Oil on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Star Gazers
2012
OIl on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Paper Moon
2012
Oil on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Thou Swell
Summer 2011
OIl on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Lickity Split
2012
OIl on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on canvas
The Green Line
2015
Oil on canvas
72" x 96
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
A Room With A View
Summer 2011
Oil on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Walk on the Wild Side
Summer 2011
Oil on Canvas
60"x60
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
On a Blue Blanket
Summer 2011
Oil on Canvas
50"x50"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Venus's Fly
2015
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
A Little Tenderness
2011
Oil on Canvas
60"x60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Happy Feet
Summer 2011
OIl on Canvas
50" x 50"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Underfoot
2015
Oil on Canvas
34 x 34
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Tango for Debbie
Summer 2011
OIl on Canvas
50"x50"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Alice in Wonder
2011
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Glass Slippers and Other Missteps
2011
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Digital Print
Untitled
2015
Digital Print
20 x 20
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Encounter with Myself
2011
Oil on Canvas
14" x 14"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
The Queen of Heart's Tango Lesson
2011
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Shagbark
2015
OIl on Canvas
30 x 30
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Puss's Boots
2011
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
A Midsummer's Night Dream
Summer 2011
Oil on Canvas
34" x 34"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Rub A Dub Dub
Summer 2011
OIl on Canvas
50" x 50"
deborah dancy  Archives OIl on Canvas
Jack and Jill's Hill
2011
OIl on Canvas
30" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Oil on Canvas
Midnight Mambo
2011
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache
Dear Giotto
2012
Gouache
22" x 30"

William Gass in his book, On Being Blue, A Philosophical Inquiry writes, “It is the sky’s pale deep endlessness, sometimes so intense at noon the brightness flakes like a fresco. Then at dusk, it is the way the color sinks among us, not like dew but settling dust …”

Dear Giotto, a series of works on paper created during fall 2012 while living in Florence, pays homage to this artist and is a meditation on abstraction. Color still vibrant in ancient frescos, imagined scaffolding that soared to staggering heights holding both artist and assistants and glimpses of the fleeting light between buildings lit by the setting sun presented itself as the weight of that history and illuminated my awareness.


These works are my notes to Dear Giotto.
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache
Flesh, Earth and Sky
2012
Gouache
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor
Curtain for Giotto
2012
Gouache and watercolor
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor
Shaping Space
2012
Gouache and watercolor
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolo
Too Green
2012
Gouache and watercolo
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache
For Giotto
2012
Gouache
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache
Two Blues
2012
Gouache
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor
Constructing Giotto's Wall
2012
Gouache and watercolor
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor
Giotto's Blues
2012
Gouache and watercolor
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor
Beneath and Above
2012
Gouache and watercolor
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache
A Moment of Flight
2012
Gouache
22" x 30"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache & collage on paper
A Question of Structure
2012
Gouache & collage on paper
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
The Orange Wall
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
Builder's Nest
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
Maiden Voyage
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
Blue Palazzo
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
Giotto's Lute
2010
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
Twin Sonnets
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
Buttress Flying
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and collage
In A Perfect World
2012
Gouache and collage
16" x 12"
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
El Postino
2013
Acrylic on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, collage on paper
The Robe
2013
Acrylic, collage on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, collage on paper
Apparition
2013
Acrylic, collage on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Among Ruins
2013
Acrylic on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, collage on paper
Icarus
2013
Acrylic, collage on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
Little Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
Little Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
LIttle Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
Little Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
Little Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
Little Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic, collage on paper
Rules of the Game
2013
Acrylic, collage on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Gouache and watercolor on paper
Little Incidents
2013
Gouache and watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic on paper
Stack
2013
Acrylic on paper
20 x 28.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
In a Mercurial Mood 2
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
32.5 x 60.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 8
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
In a Mercurial Mood
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
21.5 x 60.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 10
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 2
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 4
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 7
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 5
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 9
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 1
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 3
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
deborah dancy  Archives Acrylic and watercolor on paper
Tears for a Clown 6
2013
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 11.5
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