Text in my work is a new thing. I never wanted to write anything before. But now, words seem like the natural progression. They come from poetry I have written. It puts me in a vulnerable space. Open to peoples interpretations and insight into what life is like for me right now. That is uncomfortable. It is also Brave.  I am exploring the possibilities of it. The internal dialogue I am having with myself and my paper is reflective of the state of play in my mind. Inclusion of text in the paintings is a new thing.


Joanna Gilbert