Joan Rooks – Studio 16
Originally from Syracuse N.Y. I was fortunate to have studied drawing and ceramics with artist Nicholas Todisco. His teachings are the foundation of my approach to creating works of art. As Nick was fond of saying: ” If you don’t know the rules, you don’t know what you’re breaking”.
The inspiration for my work comes from the natural chaos of the materials I use, which are what ever catches my eye – whatever I find lying around. The changing format challenges the drawing process and adds originality and often humor to my work.