Joanne Arnett combines the practices of photography and textiles into a single discipline. Her work explores the dualities of transience and permanence, public and private, the mundane and the extraordinary. She grew up in the Midwest surrounded by cornfields, then moved to Germany and worked as a fashion stylist. Sunny skies lured her to California where she spent several years as a wedding photographer before making the transition to fine artist. She moved to Ohio to pursue a graduate degree and currently lives on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. She believes hay fever is a fair price to pay to see fireflies each summer.
Shown: 30 Hours Community Service, © 2013
45 x 29 inches
cotton/ bamboo and tinned copper wire, handwoven