Becky Joye

Region: South


City / State: Raleigh, NC

Through mixed-media drawings, paintings, and sculptures, my work captures the imaginative curiosity of childhood and the universal desire for escape, thrill, and play in adults. Structures of work are combined with geometric elements in vibrant colors and patterns, becoming lighthearted toys removed from the realities of hardship and danger. A nocturnal world of dreamlike and precarious amusement rides and playscapes is envisioned, inspired by vintage playground equipment, children’s toys, and implements of construction. I invite the viewer to pause and inhabit the magical moments of beauty and wonder found in the spaces of our imagination.