evelatory stories told on canvas.  dreamlike constructions that collages, that are assemblages and sculptures, each like a code to be deciphered.

nancy willis smith seeks answers to questions only seldom asked she draws on a unique imagination that took root in the midwest, flourished in north africa and the middle east and now thrives in new york city.

As in dreams, you will never know what obscure object or uncanny image will find its way into a smith construction.  but it will be a chapter in a story that will haunt you far beyond the wall on which it hangs.