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    Digital Dreamscapes: An Interview with Artist Nancy Gershman

    Graphic artist Nancy Gershman composes her works by combining family photos with symbolic elements in a photomontage. She calls this art “legacy portraiture” and “dreamscape.”

    For example, in this photomontage, there are four key elements from different sources: Eva (in a studio portrait, Joseph (head only), the plane (located on Wikipedia) and the molecules found on Google images. The molecules represent the father and son’s interests in the sciences.

    Learn more about Nancy Gershman’s art at

    In this interview, we discuss the design of family history books and memoirs, and the benefits of adding layers of abstract images to a book cover to suggest a deeper meaning about a family member.

    Listen to the interview in your browser with Quicktime, or download. Also available in iTunes by clicking this link

    Audio recording 12 minutes

    Digital Dreamscapes: An Interview with Artist Nancy Gershman

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