Studio 10: Joanne Harwood
Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Visual Recycler/Scavenger
Japanese Poem 2 © Joanne Harwood
|Real Beat © Joanne Harwood|
I am captivated by the unexpected marks and nuances, the dignity of things imperfect, uncontrolled, and incomplete. I recycle the tools of my trade to form new works. The paint rags I use to clean my brushes become underpaintings for new images. The mixed paints on my palette become acrylic gel transfers onto paper for new pieces. Recent work is often inspired by the anonymous, irreverent, reckless, and renegade human marks known as graffiti, i.e. "rude inscriptions" (Webster's 7th) and their timeless connection to generations of cave painters, vandals, passers-by, and the human impulse to draw and mark. These rude inscriptions sometimes unintentionally fall into the accident of art, artists unknown - art of the freshest kind - spontaneous expression with no attachment.
Disclaimer: my work is in no way restricted, incarcerated, or limited to the current influence described above. Anything can happen next.
phone: (415) 602-9105
studio hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, some Wednesdays and Fridays