Joyce

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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I am becoming increasingly aware of the interconnectedness of all things: bird and wind, eye and shadow, breath and bone.  Existence – the whole of it – is one breathing entity: no evaluation, no judgment, no independent opposites, simply a rhythm of complements.  Everything in nature, in the universe, is part of the rhythm, just as every breath is life giving.  Fleetingly, steadily, each breath gives way to the next.  Each sculpture I make is incarnation of a breath, not the whole life, but containing enough interplay of elements to convey the essence of the whole.

Overlaying a thin skeleton of steel, I hand stitch a fiber substrate.   Numerous layers of sprayed or hand laid paper pulp, interspersed with organic materials, imbue each piece with a mortality of its own.  The fascinating chemistry of paper forges the elements together without the use of foreign chemicals or glue.

 

         
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