Artist Statement of Joelle Provost

In my recent works I search for the tone of our distinct present, as I feel there is a hollowness that pervades. My drawings keep in mind our environmental crisis and other modern dilemmas, in hope to find that which is still sacred. Often I look to recent past centuries to illuminate what charm existed then, with potential of transporting that same romantic spirit to our present. The objective through my works is to provide an authentic emotional account of our present, forgoing ideals of ascension to human perfection or attempts at avoiding current circumstances.