Marilyn Joyce
Portland, OR


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About this Book

Winter measures 6 x 36 inches including 35 pages containing a combination of sumi and sketch trace paper. The papers are tea-stained and the trace paper pages are beeswaxed. Insets on the sumi pages measure 2.5 x 2.5 inches, and incorporate marks of gouache, graphite and beeswax. The cover is tea-stained sumi paper, with gouache and ink, sealed with beeswax. Photocopied text from walk journals is integrated into the cover design. The book is bound using Japanese Stab Binding. Unique Book

Artist Statement

Winter is a recording of my daily walks. Navigating a season, embracing stillness.
The experience is threaded into the book—a tracking of time, memory and space.

Artist Biography

Marilyn Joyce is a visual artist who resides on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon.  She received her BS degree from the University of Oregon and also completed a post-baccalaureate program at Oregon College of Art and Craft in drawing and painting.  Her interest in the natural world, combined with a walking practice, provides a framework for her on-going exploration revolving around the environment and the intersection with our contemporary lives. She incorporates drawing, painting, book arts and installation based work into her studio practice. She is an educator, teaches workshops and shows her work locally.

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