“Creating art brings great joy and satisfaction to me,” admits Josephine E. Rice, Venue’s featured artist for October. “And I wish this feeling for my viewers.”
With inspiration from nature, specifically the Pacific Northwest's lush wildlife - along with spontaneous shapes - Josie mixes and layers paper cutouts until the feeling is just right. Through trial and error, a fitting story unfolds, each piece exaggerated with saturated gouache color. The final step is smoothing the form with black ink lines. In awe of the infinite combinations, she arrives on just one, achieving at last an idealistic wish and hope for that perfect moment of contentment.
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