Joy Liberman thinks of painting as an extension of herself and the images, emotions of the environments that surround her. As a visual arts teacher at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, she is blessed to have had the opportunity to shape the creative minds of hundreds of gifted students. She received her art degree at the University of Minnesota, and added depth to her studies at Temple University in Rome. Joy has participated in numerous shows around the Twin Cities, and believes in a continuous exploration of themes throughout her numerous bodies of work. Her most recent paintings arise out of a fascination with the still life as a messenger for greater meaning.
My recent work reflects an ongoing interest in common objects and their capacity to convey meanings beyond an inherent purpose.
Traditional grammar defines an object as an entity that is acted upon by the subject. The object as a thing is defined as that which can be seen, held, or touched. In computer science, an object is a location in memory.
As the subject, I act upon the objects that I see, hold and touch. Memories, beliefs and assumptions influence the way in which these objects are portrayed in my paintings.