Animal Rights

^ An Animal Advocacy Museum wall detail, showing Nance's work at its one-year anniversary and relocation Grand Opening, in Encino - 2014.

^ Nance performs Spoken Word at the The Art by Vegans opening, Animal Advocacy Museum, Pasadena - 2013. Nance curated the work of thirteen vegan artists for the exhibit. Vegan musicians Martha Liz, FatMagic, and Monahar Guring also performed. Mona Jean Cedar translated to sign language at the mic.

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

--Albert Einstein, (1879-1955, German-American physicist, 1921 Nobel Prize winner)

“Man is truly the king of animals because his cruelty surpasses theirs. We live from the deaths of others. We are walking tombs! I gave up eating meat at a very young age. The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”

--Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519, Italian artist and scientist)

“That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength...Every effort should be made to stop the wanton and cruel slaughter of animals."

--Nikola Tesla (1856-1943, scientist and innovator)

Self Portrait with Python 24 x 30" Oil on Canvas

Tesla with Dove and Auroch 24 x 30" Oil on Canvas

Einstein with Wild Boar 24 x 30" Oil on Canvas

Winter Solstice 24 x 30" Oil on Canvas

Di Vinci with Flying Chickens 30 x 40" Oil on Canvas

After attending an exhibit entitled: "Animalesque," at the downtown L.A. Art Walk in 2009, Nance changed to a plant-based diet. The animalesque artist had printed quotes from many of the greatest thinkers of all time: Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Leo Tolstoy, Nikola Tesla...and thumb-tacked them haphazardly on his/her section of wall. This simple presentation made a huge impact on Nance, and inspired her Vegan Quote series, painted in the style of a few self-portraits:


Deep Water Horizonland 30 x 36" Oil on Canvas

Deep Water Horizonland was painted for a creative soiree at Venice Arts, in the wake of the 2010 oil spill disaster. Nance also performed The Bird Bombing.