Nancy O'Connell

December 2016

I love working with tools. I have a passion for rusty junk and have a staggering collection of old tins. This assortment, using recycled vintage metal, wood and an occasional found object, is titled: Lovely Bugs, Nautical Souvenirs and Watchful Eyes. It was inspired by the diverse colors and forms found in butterflies, moths and insects. The traditions and symbology of vintage sailor’s tattoos, and a curiosity of the mystical world