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