The foundation of my artistic practice is rooted in my fascination with the human attraction to order and perfection. This attraction is bound to the concept of beauty and its inextricable ties to the natural world. I am interested in finding the juncture between beauty, the decorative, and the concept of appearances, where the tension between the facade and the internal is prevalent.

Through a visual language and in a variety of media, I am examining this tension while recognizing its bond to humor and the absurd.

Joanne Howard