Nancy Daubenspeck is inspired by the fresco iconography interiors of small Greek byzantine chapels, Egyptian hieroglyphics, calligraphy, and all types of hand-stitching and lacework. She loves the human mark placed in a patterned framework. Daubenspeck works with numerous thin veils of color, squares, and marks on a pattern of gridded points. Layers of casein are removed and retouched so the grid emerges from within. The resulting work has a sense of depth and a dry, luminous surface with spare but not minimal forms.