Family and motherhood are
important themes to Nannette.
Five in Combat
is a metaphor for the many roles a
woman may have to assume at any one time in her life.
The five figures,
in this sculpture,
fight for acknowledgment and position; to be mother, spouse,
nurturer, worker, and all else.
Five in Combat began with two clay female
nudes, one 7" and the
other 8" in length.
After making a rubber mold of each, and filling
wax, Nannette manipulated the reproductions into five distinctive
figures (two small, three large). The determining factor, in each nude’s
demeanor and how it was placed, was creative aesthetics. The
relationships between the figures and Nannette's psyche were not
contemplated until after Five in Combat
was cast and completed. Only then, did Nannette realize that each figure
reflected a single facet of her life, and that all were vying for the