Nicora Gangi deals with the theme of "Fools" and responds to Ecclesiastes 5:7 in her second work created for a collection inspired by each of the six themes for the year as a 2013 Artist in Residence.
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7 ¶ If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
Many of old pretended to know the mind of God by dreams and were so full of them that they almost made God’s people forget his name by their dreams. Many now perplex themselves with their frightful or odd dreams or with other people's dreams heralding this or other disaster. Those that heed dreams shall have a multitude of them to fill their heads with, but in them there is nothing but foolishness - just as there is in many words. They are like the idle ill-mannered chat of children and fools, therefore don’t pay any attention to them. Fear God and Him alone. Have an eye to His sovereign dominion. Set Him before you. Keep yourself in His love and be afraid of offending Him and you will not be disturbed by foolish dreams. The way not to be dismayed at the signs of heaven nor afraid of pagan idols is to fear God as King of Nations. (Jeremiah 10:2, 5, 7)
Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a Professor of Art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many Grand Prize and First Place awards and grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist’s guilds. She is represented by: MME Fine Art (New York, NY), Bender Gallery (Asheville, NC), and LM Gallery (Saratoga, WY).
To view more of her work visit www.nicoragangi.com.