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Joan Curtis

In my Brandon, VT studio, I work both in 3-dimension (e.g., papier mâché sculpture on strong metal/wood armatures) and colored-pencil drawings, often in relief.

My favorite sculptural method, involving various materials (especially metal wires of all sizes/types) takes me into the creative process – like drawing three-dimensionally with wires, and then fleshing them out: Quite spontaneous, without much planning. Extremely satisfying. Strong and durable construction is also important to me.

RE content, the approach is not intellectual. Riffing off of my journal sketches, the images strongly relate to animal forms and human gesture, and to miniature theater-like settings. Intriguing themes surface.

Mixed Media Artwork

Joan Curtis
10 Union St
Brandon VT 05733
(802) 247-4337
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  • Fathoms Below. Mixed media, paper-mâché metal and wood armature; acrylic paint, H. 61 1/4 x W. 31 X D. 17 1/2 inches

  • Beginnings and Endings. Mixed media, paper-mâché, and fabric on metal support; acrylic. H. 32 inches X W. 51 inches X D. 10 inches

  • Staking Claim. Paper-mâché, mixed media, acrylic; on metal and wood support. H. 33 1/2 X W. 13 X D. 8 inches

  • Arcadia I. Colored pencil in relief on Arches paper; with acrylic. H. 15 X W. 31 inches•

  • Arcadia II. Colored pencil in relief on Arches paper; with acrylic. H. 15 X W. 31 inches