Art by Marilyn Joyce
Size: 17” x 11”
Medium: Mixed media
Statement: Entering Solitude was created as a result of my PLAYA residency in SE Oregon this past winter.
“When we go out alone and enter its solitude, we return home to our souls.” – Eternal Echoes, John O’Donohue
Paper, ink, beeswax, and thread tell the story of a place in Marilyn Joyce’s mixed media works. Residing in Portland, Oregon, her interest in the natural world, combined with a walking practice, provides parameters for her art. Direct observation and felt experiences lead to intuitive gestures, mark-making, and staining that become distilled through experimentation to create abstract, place-based compositions. Currently, she is creating a body of work specific to a recent PLAYA residency.
Joyce received her BS degree from the University of Oregon and her post-baccalaureate degree from Oregon College of Art and Craft.