Nancy Metz White

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Nancy Metz White is an artist from Wisconsin. She has large-scale outdoor sculptures installed in two Milwaukee parks. White uses brightly painted welded steel and forge flashings recycled from Milwaukee heavy industry to produce colorful tree forms. Tree of Life, which is 2½ stories high, was erected in Mitchell Boulevard Park in 2002. Magic Grove, a grouping of three tree forms, was installed in Enderis Playfield in 2006. Conceived as a community gathering place, Magic Grove includes benches designed by the artist and a commemorative brick walkway. In both Tree of Life and Magic Grove, bird forms perch amid the tree branches, adding a fanciful touch.

A smaller welded outdoor sculpture, Helping Hands, whimsically constructed from hand die forms recycled from a glove factory, is on permanent display at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1934, White graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a bachelor’s degree in art education and also did graduate study there. White is also a printmaker and pastel artist.

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  • Gould, Whitney, "Neighbors help park bloom anew: Enderis among Mayor's Urban Design winners," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 27, 2007
  • Ziegler, Jerry, "At home, in the park: Enderis residents take pride in community"[1], Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 24, 2008