Nancy MacKENZIE – 1934-2014.
Nothing is so fragile – nor so in need of celebration – as life.
This month, Nancy MacKENZIE, died of cancer at the age of 80.
She was a woman of grace and wit, with an infectious laugh and twinkle in her eye. She was also an artist, and this is the side of her I wish to share and celebrate today.
Nancy could take anything – twigs, wire, old onion bags, the castoff detritus of life, and turn it into a thing of extraordinary beauty. From three-dimensional wall hangings to sculpted garments with a stylized, futuristic flair, she created textile pieces which crossed the line between craft and art and pushed the boundaries of the medium. Feast your eyes and enjoy.
I am honored to have known Nancy, as a friend and step-mom and artist. Even more, I am grateful to her for being my father’s love and companion, for sharing life’s adventures with him for the past thirty years.
She is missed. With love.