About the Book
This book is a collection of photographs taken by artist Nancy Dickinson of a miniature civilization of people she began creating years ago and that she continues to build and develop today. Dickinson makes her acorn people and their artifacts from natural remnants she finds in the woods surrounding her studio…especially the acorns! Over the years she has created an entire acorn world, inhabited by scenes that describe a population free of modern technology, who live by simple means and with a deep sensitivity to the natural world. The photographs in this volume give a glimpse of this society from their daily chores and activities, to their recreation and their artistic ambitions.
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Nancy Dickinson was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania. She attended Brown University, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Art and Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. She has exhibited her work at numerous museums, galleries and other cultural institutions in the Northeast. Nancy has also participated in several educational programs, presenting her work in many schools, libraries and various cultural organizations. She has also appeared on the WGBY’s public television program “Making it Here”. In 1985 Nancy received an award for her photography from the Hitchcock Center for the Environment. She currently lives and works in Leeds, Massachusetts.