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Joy is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Having dabbled in language and the visual arts during my sojourn at the ‘halls of higher education’ (Pretoria University and later at UNISA), I discovered that it is through the visualization and expression of creative thoughts that I am able to communicate most effectively. I am constantly challenged to combine image, word, content and process into a cohesive whole in order to conceptualize that which I am passionate about. The Bible is my greatest source of inspiration as its message, values and directives are my life’s controlling force.
I prefer to use personal symbols, represented by images of every day simple objects, to express the essence of ideas, explore solutions and ask questions. I attempt to make suggestions rather than make statements. My work remains open-ended and allows the viewer to partner the creative process on an intellectual and an emotional level. I am constantly aware of my dependence on, and inheritance from, the Great Creator in whose image we are all made. My input is thus essentially that of hope, healing, redemption, refuge and salvation, providing a place of rest for the spirit.
ALL WORKS HAVE BEEN SOLD BUT PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
1989 : Fine Arts Competition – Kempton Park (sculpture 3rd prize)
1990 : Fine Arts Competition – Kempton Park (graphics 2nd prize)
1991 : UNISA Student Exhibition
New Signatures (painting)
Fine Arts Competition – Kempton Park (painting 3rd prize)
1992 : UNISA Student Exhibition
Art Alive – WHPS Pretoria
New Signatures (sculpture)
1993 :Art Alive – Pretoria
1996 : Café Palette- Pretoria Art Museum
“Images of Revelation and Renewal”
1997 : Benoni Museum : “Images of Revelation and Renewal”
1999 : South African Association of Arts – group exhibition:
2001 : Gallery von Zweel : “Ultimate Vision”
2003 : Alette Wessels Kunskamer Group ex. :
“My Creator Through My Creation”
Mind’s I Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria : Group exhibition :
Centurion Gallery, Group exhibition:
2006 : Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Competition
BA.- University of Pretoria and BA - Unisa (art)
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