Joyce Silver

Joyce Silver / Statement

My work exists on the border between realism and abstraction, where things are not always what they seem. Strong color and bold design force their way into awareness, playing with distortions of space and form. The subjects chose me because I am intrigued and curious about everything I see. I’m inspired by ideas that seem to come “out of the blue” – something I’ve seen, something someone mentions. Once I get an idea it grabs hold of me, my mind sparks variations on the idea so I often work in series.

I like to work with collage because of the spontaneity and freedom it provides. What the work looks like when it’s finished is always a surprise to me because I can’t remember making the decisions that created it. My hand seemed to move on it’s own. The pleasure of the surprise is a big part of why I make art.