Joy’s Artist Statement

Jan 23, 2008

Drawing teaches me to see and understand the physical world: earth and matter, light and shadow. The colors in organic materials bring me joy. I observe in nature subtle, complex, luminescent hues, awakening my senses.

The process of drawing informs me. The lines and marks on paper take on a life of their own, mirroring information that I would otherwise miss. I love the visceral connection to childhood, the natural flow of the hand giving way to expression. I appreciate the process of learning by doing. Observation, action, and reflection are great teachers.