Christmas Card 2013
Joy Barth's work is very textural with some kind of transcendent quality, which is very immaterial, non-physical. This fascinates me.
Although I have purchased Joy Barth's work, this small painting arrived in the mail as a Christmas card this past year. Typical of her work, it shows her muted palette and surface that has undergone much back-and-forth working with scrubbing and washes, sparkling textures, and the mystical quality that her best works achieve.
I love it so much that it survived the great "Holiday Cards Take Down," and is still on the mantel.
Joy Kreves is a mixed media artist whose work explores human-earth-universe interconnectedness, using all sorts of created and found materials.
Gilded Bee Bowl Setting
Ceramic, preserved moss, cornstarch, twigs, real gilded bees
6"h. X 17" w. X 14"l.