JONI MITCHELL ART
I have always been an observer of not only the physical world but also of emotional and spiritual elements. I find it satisfying and meaningful to work through life�s deeper issues in a tactile way. My background in Radiology has given me knowledge of the human form and therefore most of my work is figurative. I have chosen to sculpt in stone because I enjoy the synergy of expression it conveys. I have a deep respect for the history of the material and an appreciation for the aspects that it contributes to my work
I usually begin a piece with a desire to express an idea or emotion. The stone is chosen for it�s posture or sometimes it�s color. The shape of the stone as well as its natural color movement will influence what form the sculpture takes. I enjoy the challenge of working within the parameters of a stones natural shape and consider a piece to be finished when there is a harmony between my voice and the stone�s expressive qualities. The finished piece is the evidence of my interaction with the ancient material and thus a collaborative effort of expression. The process is very spiritual as well as physical; the finished piece always has many interpretations to me because the form communicates to me on many levels .Therefore the name is selected from many after it is completed.