Joann Condino's studio is a square room surrounded on three sides with windows that look out to a wrap-around porch. The windows are trimmed in the same cedar wood as the porch roof. "It makes me feel as if the out-of-doors is part of my studio," says Joann. The studio has a collection of antique wood blocks and batik tjaps that Joann uses in her work. She also loves to be surrounded by wool yarn that she has dyed. Many skeins are indigo or dyed walnut from a Cross Village black walnut tree.
Joann enjoys being alone in the studio either very early in the morning or at dusk.
"I love the light of day coming and the light of the remains of the day." She loves to work facing the windows so she can catch glimpses of the birds flitting on her porch from feeder to feeder.
She says of her work: "Pattern, texture and color are the language of the fiber artist. By using the techniques of monotypes, printing, shibori, handpainting and fiber-dyeing, I am exploring the relationship between art and communication in my assemblages."
Condino has developed a unique sense of color that she brings to all her varied applications. If you were to take any of her many workshops you would experience it.
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