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Nancy Ann James Cassine Town Home

In March, 2017, I went to Nancy's former home to gather things she needed in the rehabilitation center. I was struck by her personal space. It was filled with art and books, a tribute to her lifetime and her lovable art of living. Paintings, sculpture, posters, photos, souvenirs and things were in her collection. Each surface and niche was arranged with care, not so much as artworks, but as altars. I wandered around with my camera gathering impressions. Although it was impossible to do justice to it all, I present it. Click any small image for a larger one.

1.Clean desk in her office   2.Path Through Weeds, oil painting on linen canvas, by Caroling Geary (Carol Lind) 1961   3.Altar   4.'Breathe, www.zaltho.org' magnet on refrigerator'   5.Seal sculpture   6.Martin Duffy and Nancy Ann James photo on bulletin board   7.Gong arrangement on top of dresser   8.Clock, decorative   9.Joke photo. Raccoon in seated position with caption 'Come on inner peace. I don't have all day.'   10.Enso: 'To be is to interbe'   11.'Falling' & 'Aging' books in Buddha bookends beside her couch. In front is a sign, 'Peace is every breath'   12.'Breathe' enso magnet on refrigerator   13.Sand painting from Martin Duffy's bathroom   14.Earring stand, hinged   15.Betty Cork painting, mixed media, Scarlet   16.Present Moment enso by Thich Nhat Hahn   17.Enso   18.Clock with birds that tell the hours in birdsong   19.Phyllis Wiener's diptych   20.'Blue Heron', painting on canvas by Betty Cork   21.Earring stand, fanciful dancer   22.Coastal Branch Library president trophy   23.Clippings of great blue herons. Hanging in the kitchen   24.Woman sculpture and print of a mountain   25.Statue   26.Calligraphy, small   27.Head with hanging painted stained glass piece, 'Hug' by Caroling Geary   28.Bookcase in her office*   29.Martin Duffy, partial image of photo   30.pendants   31.Large hanging calligraphy

  1. Clean desk in her office was done by Ted Pirsig, her son. He says, "Her desk was piled high with papers when I got there in February, 'twas me that cleared it off. She was FAR too busy to keep a clean desk :) "
  2. Path Through Weeds, oil painting on linen canvas, by Caroling Geary (Carol Lind) 1961

  3. Altar

  4. 'Breathe, www.zaltho.org' magnet on refrigerator'

  5. Seal sculpture

  6. Martin Duffy and Nancy Ann James photo on bulletin board

  7. Gong arrangement on top of dresser

  8. Clock, decorative

  9. Joke photo. Raccoon in seated position with caption 'Come on inner peace. I don't have all day'

  10. Enso: 'To be is to interbe'

  11. 'Falling' & 'Aging' books in Buddha bookends beside her couch. In front is a sign, 'Peace is every breath'

  12. 'Breathe' enso magnet on refrigerator

  13. Sand painting from Martin Duffy's bathroom

  14. Earring stand, hinged

  15. Betty Cork painting, mixed media, Scarlet. This painting in Nancy's studio at Brookdale

  16. 'Present moment Wonderful moment' in enso by Thich Nhat Hahn. This enso is in Nancy's studio at Brookdale

  17. Enso, was in the kitchen

  18. Clock with birds that tell the hours in birdsong. It is in Nancy's studio at Brookdale

  19. Phyllis Wiener's diptych was at the top of the stairs. Now in Nancy's studio at Brookdale

  20. 'Blue Heron', painting on canvas by Betty Cork

  21. Earring stand, fanciful dancer

  22. Coastal Branch Library president trophy. Signed Johnny Main '96. Label: "Nancy James PRESIDENT 1996-98 THANK YOU Friends of Coastal Branch Library" The old library sign says "1933", the year Nancy was born

  23. Clippings of great blue herons. Hanging in the kitchen

  24. Woman sculpture and print of a mountain. At the bottom of the stairs

  25. Statue with picture of meditating hands

  26. Calligraphy, small

  27. Head with hanging painted stained glass piece 'Hug' by Caroling Geary

  28. Bookcase in her office. For a larger photo to read the book titles, click here

  29. Martin Duffy, partial image of photo

  30. Pendants

  31. Large hanging calligraphy

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