In the 2015 NCECA Journal, Joanna wrote
I find beauty in my embarrassment.
I welcome the silly.
Through the arrangement of objects, i set up a situation or narrative where the viewer can forget about an object’s function and call attention to its possibilities as pure matter with its own intentions. I want to encourage questions about what is happening with the objects and the narrative; being peculiar and unclear welcomes this conversation.
Joanna spoke on Saturday morning at the end of the 2015 Conference in Providence. Watch the video here: