By Nancy Polo
"Convoluted iconography, rich with symbolism and history, is essential to my work. I use my painting as therapy to examine dreams and lived experience. Just as the Yaqui deer dancer, the performance allows me to evolve into another version of myself. In the safety of painting, I open many doors that would otherwise stay shut. Most often this is a selfish process that only benefits me, but I secretly hope this painting would do more. If even one other person is curious enough to see into their own Flower World, then I have truly made a work of art."