Event Horizon     77" x 56" x 1”        Fabric Construction

Waters of Grace   75" x 52" x 1”  Fabric Construction

About the Artist

An internationally known colorist, Joy Saville’s work is highly sought after and respected by architects and designers.  Public collections include Bristol-Myers Squibb; The Museum of Arts & Design; HBO/Time Warner; Wilmington Trust; H. J. Heinz; Johnson & Johnson;  Pepsico; The Newark Museum; Southfield Public Library, MI and numerous private collections.  Commissions include Johnson & Johnson; Ortho Pharmaceutical; The Jewish Center, Princeton, NJ; Art in Embassies 2000, Brunei and 2008, Namibia.  Ms. Saville’s work is published in numerous anthologies and reviewed in The Surface Design Journal, Home Textiles Today, Fiberarts   and The New York Times.

About the Work

Have you ever had your breath taken away by the color of dogwood trees, autumn leaves, a sunset, or the view of the landscape as you drive over a hill?  Or, recall the depth of emotion one feels over a life experience, the death of a loved one or a global disaster?  These are the frozen moments and emotions I strive to express in my work.  Piecing cotton, linen, and silk in an impressionistic, painterly manner, I use the inherent quality of natural fabrics to absorb or reflect light, producing a constant interplay of light, texture and color.   In so doing, I want to connect the passion I feel with the oftenchaotic reality surrounding us in our daily living.  

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