Joan Sowada

Juried Artist Member (JAM)

Gillette, WY
United States

Artist Statement
My work combines abstract and representational styles and often shows people in relationship with each other and the out doors. I respond to my surroundings as well as the changing times and current events. Impermanence and communion are themes that repeat in my pieces. Within the work I have a balance of unfinished imperfect areas with those portions clearly in focus. I enjoy the wide range of voices inherent in the medium, and the way that these qualities add to what I have to say. I often combine commercial and painted fabrics, as well as hand and machine stitching.