a pioneer in the field of collage illustration and her credits include
the cover of TIME and numerous other publications. She has shown her
work in museums and galleries worldwide and was commissioned by the
American Cultural Center/USIS to exhibit, lecture, and conduct collage
workshops in France, India, and Brazil. In 2001 Ms. Hall received
a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to go to Mexico to
train teachers how to educate children about ecology by recycling
scrap images and found objects into art. Joan has taught Collage at
The School of Visual Arts, NY since 1978.
"I work in both collage and mixed-media assemblage. I sometimes
combine natural materials from nature with manmade objects. Usually
I wor0k on a theme and create a series of pieces on that subject and
provides my challenge and inspiration for presenting flower photographs.
intensity and strong compositions honor the natural bounty too often
overlooked in everyday life.
Flowers are associated with celebration......of life's glorious milestones......or
In nature or in a vase, their wondrous shapes and exotic colors arrive
and fade with time.
In my photographs their beauty transcends that life cycle. Seasons
may arrive or pass but in
photos the flowers endure......the moment of capture lives on.
My photo garden is boundless. Wherever I travel my eye is alert for
gems of floral intensity.
Unpredictability makes the discovery even more joyful. Perhaps there's
within a busy planting or perhaps an orphaned blossom graces a remote
Outdoors the light of the moment varies to either compliment or complex
the aesthetic challenge.
My responsibility is to focus, compose and expose a unique effect.
Personal vision snatches that
image, the camera is but a tool in the process.
It's liberating to create void of commercial considerations or restrictions.
gratifying to share those energies.
Please be advised that all rights to
are held by the author. Reproduction or use of any
sort must be granted by the author.
intention of my work is direct seeing whether representational or
abstract. It is my aim to paint what matters drawing from experiential,
perceptual, and emotional themes that include and go beyond phenomena.
I trace my painting lineage from Pacific Northwest and Canadian landscape
painters to lyrical abstract expressionists.
Heller - Fabulous Furniture
cars, handmade wooden furniture and iconic scrapmetal sculpture on
Rt. 28 just east of Boiceville!
Stuff Blown Glass
Visit Hot Stuff
Blown Glass and owners Mary Certoma and Alan Barbier. Together they
own a gallery-like shop where you can see exquisite, unique, one-of-a-kind
designs.. Collectively they have over 40 years of glass blowing experience.
Mary specializes in perfume bottles, paperweights, and fluted edged
vases. Alan specializes in substantially large pieces like platters,
bowls and vases.. They team up to make fish sculptures and holiday
ornaments. Alan and Mary always use lots of colors and different finishes
such as etching and winter webbing in their designs.
A couple of new art glass techniques they are currently introducing
is mosaic fusion and cabochon making. Mary is currently teaching at
the Sugar Maple School in Maplecrest, New York. Hot Stuff Blown Glass
Studio is located at 509 Rt. 214, Chichester, NY 12416.
For more information
go to: www.hotstuffblownglass.com
Drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 845-688-7720.
woodworking shop is in the right rear of the parking lot behind Phoenicia
Market in Phoenicia. You can see his hand crafted wood art in Melange
at 60 main St. Phoenicia.