"Ancestor Dreamscapes" of Legacy Artist Nancy Gershman featured on Stories To Tell Books Podcast

Legacy artist Nancy Gershman digitally recreates iconic moments using memories, stories, symbolic objects and archival photos to enhance book jacket or chapter art for a family or personal history.
By: Nancy Gershman
Vitaly Flies by Nancy Gershman
Vitaly Flies by Nancy Gershman
May 9, 2011 - PRLog -- Nancy Barnes, book designer and managing editor of Stories To Tell hosts Chicago-based legacy artist Nancy Gershman on the Stories To Tell Books Podcast  (http://www.storiestotellbooks.com/blog/category/audio-podcast). In the interview, Barnes tells us: “The world of self-published books is changing rapidly, and for the better. New printing technologies make it relatively inexpensive to include beautiful photos and illustrations throughout a book, in addition to cover art.”

Ancestor Dreamscapes are a perfect example,” adds Barnes. To deepen the emotional tone of an author’s book, Gershman distills legacies into iconic moments where symbolic elements are digitally blended into historical photos. The visualization of a memory or family lore – using digital photo manipulation software - can be emotionally compelling for authors who have a story to tell but no photos to support it. “Dreamscapes are forged by real moments from the historical record,” says Gershman. “It’s the visual where I take a little bit of a license.”

This conversation will completely transform the way you think about book jacket design and chapter art.  

The Stories to Tell interview with Nancy Gershman of Art For Your Sake is available through iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stories-to-tell-books-....

About Nancy Gershman of Art For Your Sake
Thanks to the transformative power of digital photo manipulation, artist Nancy Gershman makes dreams-to-order. Her specialty is legacy portraiture for photo gifts, personal and family history publications and heritage travel keepsakes. As a therapeutic resource, Gershman also works with individuals coping with loss and regrets, creating prescriptive photomontages for healing. Her work has appeared in Annals of American Psychotherapy, Living with Loss Magazine, and The Loyola University Museum of Art. Samples of Gershman’s custom digital photomontages can be viewed on her website http://www.artforyoursake.com.

About Stories To Tell

Stories To Tell is a full service team of editors and book designers helping authors nationwide successfully self-publish their personal or family history. Authors are guided through the entire creative process, from the planning of the book's content to editing and layout. The Stories To Tell Books podcast is devoted to memoir and family history book writing, editing, design and publishing. The Stories to Tell website is http://www.storiestotellbooks.com.

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Nancy Gershman is a digital artist specializing in legacy portraiture for celebration (photo gifts, memoirs, life reviews, personal and family histories), and prescriptive photomontage for healing (bereavement, acceptance, relationship rifts and addictive behaviors).
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