Art by Marilyn Joyce
Size: 17” x 11”
Medium: Mixed media
Statement: The Afternoon Path resulted from my meandering walks between hill rises and the water’s edge. The piece incorporates Playa sediment combined with ink stains on papers sealed with beeswax.
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.