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.