Gifts of Art presents My Playground: Assemblage Sculpture
Starting with watercolor, Joan Painter-Jones’ work kept building out farther and farther until it became sculpture. Brought up in a household where money was tight, she doesn’t like to waste anything and is captivated by old scraps of things with peeling paint and rusty metal – especially broken things that have a story to tell. She usually starts out with an interesting piece of wood and builds on it, often painting on it and adding collage, all while developing an emotional connection to it. Working in her quiet Milan, Michigan backyard art loft “playground,” she has no message to preach with her work, just her own personal wish for peace and justice.
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