“Although visually theoretical work has given us new ways to look at the world, my own work can never linger in abstractions and always arrives back around to the human figure and it’s complicated relationships”
This Lansing Michigan born artist studied printmaking at Indian University, and received her BFA from Michigan State University. Eve spent most of her adult life in Texas and now resides in Florida. Eve is one of the original Joyce Petter Gallery artists.
The 3-D aspect of doll making and the act of sawing, pounding and chiseling combined with the noise of power tools is creativity at its finest. I’ve made many dolls over the years, mostly constructed of wood with soft textile bodies, sewn and constructed with found applied objects. It is a creative path I can take when I can’t paint for whatever reason.
When painting Eve agrees with photographer Emmet Gowin. He suggests that the greatest thing an artist can hope for is to remain open, vulnerable, and revealing.
Eve once told us “I don’t do cute.” But what she does do is thought provoking studies of human interactions, with a twist.