Jean Poythress Koon
I live at the edge of a salt marsh and this fragile environment has become my muse. It provides salt marsh hay for coiling, and shells for bases but more than that it gives me a peace that allows my creativity to flow. As the seasons change, so do the colors of the marsh and I have always been inspired to capture this in my work. Along the way I discovered that copper also imbues these same seasonal hues, but more importantly it seems to embody the very real tension between the marsh and ever encroaching civilization. This conflict drives my current work and hopefully is my voice of concern. I want to speak louder!
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