Joan Weber (1975)

Figure, 1997
Dancing Figure
Bear-like Abstraction
Blue Abstraction
Studio at Columbia
Abstract Landscape

My artwork benefited greatly from the stimulating artistic environment at Columbia. The classes, contact with other artists-fellow students, faculty and visiting artists-gave me exposure to a broad range of techniques, aesthetic ideas, and criticism. It thrust my work forward. My experience during those 2 years has continued, in the 30 years since then, to provide vital sustenance to my creative process.

My work-small sculpture, drawings, and paintings-is simple, direct and intuitive. It is made with a variety of materials, mostly earth colors, abstract with figurative elements. As our world becomes more high tech, I find myself making art that is primitive in its technique and imagery.