Joan is a mixed media artist with an MFA from the Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Themes explored by Joan include loss and associated grief, the mystery of symbols, the process of transformation, and the fine line between patriotism and propaganda. The work takes many forms, from three-dimensional freestanding objects to contemporary art quilts. The artist uses both hi-tech and traditional tools – hand stitching with needle and thread merges with digital photography and printing. Her imagery is often an integration of abstraction and realism that renders the work both provocative and sensual.