Piece description from the artist
This piece was created using a marbling technique with oil on paper – what is so great about this technique is after the oil paints are floating in a bath of water with a gum substance one places the paper in the bath and a total surprise can appear on the paper with unexpected results
Joyce Pommer was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and studied at The Academy of Art in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in New York and across the country and her work is in numerous private collections.
Pommer’s striking abstract mixed media paintings originate from a spontaneous process using acrylic, gesso, different papers, fabrics and materials collaged onto surfaces of canvas, metal or wood to create depth and movement in the space.
Joyce lives and works in New York City and she is a new member of "ArtTable":http://www.arttable.org/index.cfm?ccache=1&CFID=31896492&CFTOKEN=56ab78ef319c9cf6-C945FDEE-0D8F-736E-1A4406D0E294C61E&jsessionid=8430c59bcd994de97cd66e5e2e2207d72693.
Inspired by the early "Abstract Expressionists":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism, Pommer is seeking the emotion and spirit of the painting by way of the unconscious and spiritual. A new association with the "Japanese floating":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e master painters is assisting her in the way the imagery moves or floats through the space and relates to one another.