As art exhibits closed across the country in the spring of 2020, two upstate artists found a unique way to express themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rock Hill native Nancy Thomas Wofford set up a Michelangelo cast in her Greenville studio, hoping to brush up on her classical art techniques. She invited friend and fellow artist, Jimmy O’Neal, and his family to join in on the adventure.

“The cast drawing is there to start the critical process of observing the natural world around you. And, that begins with light and dark, and how the light casts a shadow,” Nancy said.

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