Through the medium of photography I examine my desire to understand how emotions and memories are trapped inside photographs, representing reality in symbols. I am interested in creating art that is intimate, visceral, and emotive.
Joy Makon paints representational watercolors that are based on observations of daily life. Landscapes and seascapes, often with figures incorporated into the scene, come from Brooklyn and from travelling in the US and abroad.
Run a non-profit that funds grassroots organizations that use Art Therapy programs for some of the most disadvantaged youth in the tri-state area.
Photography has been part of my being since that first moment I picked up my Pentax at 13
There tend to be some recurring subjects and themes I work with. I can list these as: history, science, survival, people, nearly extinct animals and plants, archaic technology, ancient jars and bowls… I am sure there is more...