From the book:
“This transformational journey in words and pictures chronicles Nancy Calef’s evolution from child model, suffering anorexia and bulimia, through recovery and maturation into a multi-disciplined artist renowned for her innovative “Peoplescapes:” vibrant plein-air colors applied to exaggerated snapshots of the human condition. Character are often rendered in 3D, sculpted on the canvas, found objects, symbolism and commentary added, together producing a remarkable narrative on issues facing society.
“Driven by honest self-examination and daily commitment to convert her self-destructive energy into creative expression and physical exercise, Calef provides in these pages a path for other young people to help themselves transcend their deepest emotional and physical obstructions. More than a cocktail table art book, Peoplescapes—My Story from Purging to Painting is an around-the-world tale of self-discovery, courage and love, at turns hilarious and heart-breaking, while Calef’s luminous talent shines through.”