FLIGHT OF FANCY
Leicestershire Artist, Joy Norman, is set for take-off at East Midlands Airport. Joy has been chosen to display a collection of her work at the airport’s DepARTures art gallery for three months from 1st June 2013. The judging panel were unanimous in their selection of Joy’s ‘Sea Dream’ collection – a group of handmade paper works inspired by creatures of the deep.
DepARTures is an exciting scheme offering local artists the opportunity to showcase their work to the 4.3 million passengers who travel through East Midlands Airport each year. This scheme has already proved to be a great success with a wide variety of different artists displaying their talent in various mediums. Says Joy, ‘I’m absolutely thrilled – it’s a fabulous opportunity for me to show my work in such an amazing space. When I deliver the collection I have to take my passport – and my work is going to be scanned by the x-ray machines!’ As a Mixed Media artist,
Joy has been producing framed work, wall hangings, and sculptural shapes for 25 years, from her attic studio in Blaby. Using self-recycled paper pulp, Joy creates beautiful paper works using techniques such as inlay, impression-making and free-motion embroidery. Many of her works incorporate fragments of vintage lace, organic items and found objects. ‘Sea life has always fascinated me; I love creating fish and fantasy marine life with scales, spines and trailing tendrils’, said Joy.
She’s currently working on more sea-inspiration for her biggest Solo Show yet, at Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, from 14th September 2013 to 26th October 2013