Surimono II, 2008
Chine colle soft ground etching
Image: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Paper: 14 1/2 x 14 inches
Edition 11 of 11
American sculptor and printmaker, Joan Winter, works in Dallas, Texas and travels frequently to New Mexico where she is inspired by the quiet beauty of nature. Her work is influenced by contemporary Japanese architecture, especially spaces emphasizing light and transparency as primary elements. Winter’s work explores the idea of light as an inner source of form and delves into the concept of time as it relates to memory, physical change and movement through space. Her subtle, reductive use of materials, including light natural woods, translucent cast resin and handmade paper, produce delicate, ethereal forms.
Winter received her MFA from the Meadows School of Arts at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, in 1993. She previously worked in the field of space planning and design for several major architectural firms in Texas and Louisiana. Winter has exhibited extensively in Texas and throughout the nation, including exhibitions juried by curators from the MOMA, New York, the International Print Center, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Berkley Art Museum, and the High Art Museum, Atlanta. Her work is included in numerous public, private, and museum collections.