JOYCE J. SCOTT
BALTIMORE, MD

Luck

I don’t know why I started veiling Obama, still don’t. I followed some kind of secret muse. I can say that the Statute of Liberty, dice and money represent the strengths and weaknesses of the 21st century. Beadwork allows for the very best form of improvisation. Immediate, non-toxic, cost-effective, meditative; in fact, downright fun.”

Joyce J. Scott has worked on themes of beauty and consequence as a visual and performing artist for over 40 years.

The 2016 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and a Smithsonian Fellow has created work that is politically or socially oriented, addressing human weaknesses and the seeming inability to overcome them.

The issues of racism, sexual objectification and abuse abound in her unflinching work, but Scott also takes time for aesthetic satisfaction and the joy of experimentation and learning.

ARTWORK © JOYCE J. SCOTT

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