Crystal Orchard - About Joanne's Art Work

A selection of Joanne's Art Work

Joanne Benson Artist Statement
 Memories are extremely important to me. We all have them whether good or bad. Most of us from time to time reflect upon them. They help us make sense of the world we live in today. I’m a memory and past time collector and a keepsake maker. I take a memory or story and create 3D art to compliment the moment in time or tale that I am portraying. From the purely abstract to the most practical of pieces, I find a way to sympathetically bring together random materials and items to produce a new keepsake that compliments the subject and holds all that is precious to one, in a single piece of art work. From historical stories to belongings from loved ones. It’s the story they hold that interests me. The history, the tale, the meaning and all that comes along with it. It is this that I draw my inspiration from and try to portray in my work.