Nancy Kubale-Wicker

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I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend, an artist. I am a woman of deep faith. My life and work have been, and continue to be, a spiritual journey.

My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message.

In a body of work there is a common thread of expression and exploration that binds it together. My sculptures question cultural norms and address moments of clarity and understanding, concepts of intent and purpose: the pursuit of Truth. Within the figures there is the visual message and the deeper meaning. The use of metaphors such as windows, wings, or ladders express ambiguity, determination and aspiration. I am intrigued by what we think, do and say, by who we are and how we live - primarily at the soul level. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker

To read an article by Rebecca Schiller about Nancy Kubale's artistic journey please visit HANDEYE Magazine

  • Kubale "Blue" DP566

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker

    Presented here is "Blue", one of a group of ladies titled "Primary Colors." Allow me to ramble a moment. One of the things I love about Nancy's figures is that just the slightest movement of the piece presents another aspect of the woman depicted - like a real person. You can see what I mean by looking at the photos I have taken of the face area by just changing the level from which I took the photo, or slightly turning the piece. I'll quit talking now and let the photos speak for themselves.

    Measures 23" tall from base to top of head (not including the accessories). The measurement from elbow to elbow is 8.5". The base is 5.25" x 4.5". In the event you might be interested in purchasing the ladies as a group, please contact us and we'll make a group offer.

    The words on the back body represent Nancy's random thoughts on the color and are:
    Blue and
    blues,
    the color of
    sky; cerulean,
    azure,
    midnight.
    A bird
    A melody
    An
    Emotion

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    NOTE: LOCAL PICK UP ONLY. If you make a mistake and add it to your cart thinking I'll ship it, I won't. It will be here waiting for you to pick up, just let me know when you'll be by.
    $1200.00
  • Kubale "Epiphany" DF398 SOLD

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker

    Epiphany
    Nancy has created a captivating piece with this one! Words cannot describe the work as much as photos, so I'll let them to the talking. I took plenty.

    Measures 25" long, not including the plug, 6.5" deep and 4.5" tall. The writing on the back reads:
    EPIPHANIES
    wake us up.
    redefine our
    existence,
    make us feel
    ALIVE!
    don't live your life
    on cruise control.
    pursue
    truth.

    Due to the nature of the work, I have not made it available for web purchase. Should anyone want to have her shipped, it will be a bizillion dollars as the only way I would ship her, is for her to professionally packed.
    $900.00
  • Kubale "Red" DP567

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker

    Presented here is "Red", one of a group of ladies titled "Primary Colors." Allow me to ramble a moment. One of the things I love about Nancy's figures is that just the slightest movement of the piece presents another aspect of the woman depicted - like a real person. You can see what I mean by looking at the photos I have taken of the face area by just changing the level from which I took the photo, or slightly turning the piece. I'll quit talking now and let the photos speak for themselves.

    Measures 22" tall from base to top of head (not including the accessories). The measurement from elbow to elbow is 8". The base is 5.25" x 5.25". In the event you might be interested in purchasing the ladies as a group, please contact us and we'll make a group offer.

    FULL DISCLOSURE - PLEASE READ
    Somehow - one of the "spikes" at the top of the woman's head broke off during transit. It in no way diminishes the appeal or look of the piece, but I need you to know. I saved it, and think it looks kind neat placed on the base - kind of like no one's perfect. But in recognition of this, I've reduced the price on this piece to reflect the mishap.

    The words on the back body represent Nancy's random thoughts on the color and are:

    the color of
    blood & danger,
    scarlet sin,
    red light
    passion,
    crimson
    love.
    the color
    of my
    favorite
    clay

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    NOTE: LOCAL PICK UP ONLY. If you make a mistake and add it to your cart thinking I'll ship it, I won't. It will be here waiting for you to pick up, just let me know when you'll be by.
    $950.00
    $1200.00
  • Kubale "Soul Bloom" DF397

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker Soul Bloom Nancy has created a captivating piece with this one! Words cannot describe the work as much as photos, so I'll let them to the talking. I took plenty.

    Measures 12.5" long and 10.5" tall. The depth, including the flowers is 10" or 6" not including the flowers. The writing on the back reads: a soul blooms with love and compassion. do the good thing.

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    NOTE: LOCAL PICK UP ONLY. If you make a mistake and add it to your cart thinking I'll ship it, I won't. It will be here waiting for you to pick up, just let me know when you'll be by.
    $400.00
  • Kubale Gratitude Ivory DP910

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    "Gratitude" is about 8.5" tall and 11.5 ' wide. It is 4" deep, measured across the bottom. She wears a corsage of words.
    Words on back are:
    Gratitude
    is an
    attitude.
    Change your
    attitude
    Change your
    Life.
    I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!

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    I do not pack Nancy's work myself, but rather utilize the "We pack it, ship it and insure it" services of UPS. That means, they have to use their rather overpriced packing materials. I venture to say this piece would cost $50 to ship. If it's less, I'll refund you the difference. If it's more...lesson learned for me...but no extra charge to you.
    $450.00
  • Kubale Gratitude Red DP911

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    "Gratitude" is about 11.5" tall and 9.5 ' wide. It is 4.25" deep, measured across the bottom. She wears a corsage of words.
    Words on back are:
    Gratitude
    is an
    attitude.
    Change your
    attitude
    Change your
    Life.
    I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!

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    I do not pack Nancy's work myself, but rather utilize the "We pack it, ship it and insure it" services of UPS. That means, they have to use their rather overpriced packing materials. I venture to say this piece would cost $50 to ship. If it's less, I'll refund you the difference. If it's more...lesson learned for me...but no extra charge to you.
    $450.00
  • Kubale Home DP916 SOLD

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    "Home" is a seated figure measuring 15.5" tall andabout 12" deep. Measures 13" knee to knee. For reference, the house is 7.5" tall to the roof peak.  I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!
    Words on back are:
    The
    soul is a
    stranger
    trying to
    find a home
    somewhere
    that is
    not
    where

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    LOCAL PICK UP ONLY. I have no plans to ship this lady. On account of all the pieces/places that need tremendous support to survive shipping. If you accidentally add her to your cart thinking I'll ship anyway, you'll be met with a $400 shipping charge. That's meant to have you back away from the cart. We will, however, be happy to pack her in a box destined for the back of your car.
    $1700.00
  • Kubale Sing DP913

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    "Sing" is a torso measuring about 18" tall and 10" wide. Measures about 5" deep at bottom. I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!
    Words on back are:
    It is a
    different
    breath;
    A gust
    inside
    the god
    of
    wind

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    LOCAL PICK UP ONLY. I have no plans to ship this lady. On account of the balls on her head. If you accidentally add her to your cart thinking I'll ship anyway, you'll be met with a $300 shipping charge. That's meant to have you back away from the cart.
    $750.00
  • Kubale Teapot Head DP322 SOLD

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    Teapot This mixed media piece measures approximately 12" tall. The base is 5" deep and about 6.25" long. I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!
     
    NOTE: LOCAL PICK UP ONLY. If you make a mistake and add it to your cart thinking I'll ship it, I won't. It will be here waiting for you to pick up, just let me know when you'll be by.
    $875.00
  • Kubale Vos Esse Vos DP912

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    Vos esse vos (You be you) is a bust measuring about 8.5" tall and 16" wide. Measures about 5" deep at bottom. I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!

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    I do not pack Nancy's work myself, but rather utilize the "We pack it, ship it and insure it" services of UPS. That means, they have to use their rather overpriced packing materials. I venture to say this piece would cost $50 to ship. If it's less, I'll refund you the difference. If it's more...lesson learned for me...but no extra charge to you.
    $400.00
  • Kubale Wall Hanger "Cover" DP914

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    "Cover" is a wall hanging figure. About 22" long and 4" wide elbow to elbow. Protrudes from the wall about 3". I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!

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    I do not pack Nancy's work myself, but rather utilize the "We pack it, ship it and insure it" services of UPS. That means, they have to use their rather overpriced packing materials. I venture to say this piece would cost $50 to ship. If it's less, I'll refund you the difference. If it's more...lesson learned for me...but no extra charge to you.
    $450.00
  • Kubale Wall Hanger "Look" DP915 SOLD

    My mixed media figures begin with hand building techniques in stoneware clay. I use a variety of finishes that include underglaze, latex and prismacolor. I frequently assemble them with both found and sculpted objects that further the message. - Nancy Kubale-Wicker
     
    "Cover" is a wall hanging figure. About 21" long and 5.5" wide thumb to thumb. Protrudes from the wall about 2". I took a zillion photos, so hopefully they will speak better than any description I can give...other than she is pretty awesome!

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    I do not pack Nancy's work myself, but rather utilize the "We pack it, ship it and insure it" services of UPS. That means, they have to use their rather overpriced packing materials. I venture to say this piece would cost $50 to ship. If it's less, I'll refund you the difference. If it's more...lesson learned for me...but no extra charge to you.
    $550.00