2015, paper, fabrics, patch, threads, 5 x 12 inches.

In the past few years, I have begun to make word artworks inspired by my friends and family.  Some words include: INSPIRATION, FAITH, FRIEND, WONDERFUL, SISTERHOOD, and GLORY. They are not backed like this one.  Each letter is autonomous, but this “joy” is a little taste.

My brother Jacob had a picture of the word “JOY” on his wall growing up.  It was definitely not made very well and was a faded 60’s relic.  But it was wise and inspired and both my brother and I were moved by it. He still has it.  When I had a son named Jacob, I made him this JOY.