Paper, ink, beeswax, and thread tell the story of a place in Marilyn Joyce’s mixed media works. Residing in Portland, Oregon, her interest in the natural world, joined with a walking practice, provide parameters for her art. Direct observation combined with felt experiences leads to intuitive gestures, mark-making, and staining that become distilled through experimentation, to create abstract place-based compositions.
Currently, she is creating a body of work specific to a recent PLAYA residency.
Joyce received her BS degree from the University of Oregon and her post-baccalaureate degree from Oregon College of Art and Craft.