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Joyce Hayes is a Seattle-based artist who has been weaving small-format tapestries since 1998. I have a BFA in printmaking and textile design form Miami University of Ohio.
These tapestries delve into the delicate dance between color, value and line. I am exploring the technique of hatching which is common to both traditional printmaking and tapestry. Instead of using hatching as a shading device to create volume, I have streamlined it to be a two-dimensional graphic design element. Inspired by my interest in music my color palette is designed to ebb and flow much like the shifts of sound and harmonic progressions in music.