Created and Sold by Joanne Hammer

Joanne Hammer
Public Mosaics by Joanne Hammer seen at Eastern Washington University, Cheney - “In Wanting to Know”
Image credit: Joanne Hammer

“In Wanting to Know”

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Commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission for historic Hargraeves Hall at EWU in Cheney this glass mosaic was designed on Vashon Island, WA and fabricated in New York by Stephen Miotto. “In Wanting to Know” is about the life of the mind and the beauty of the land, and how observation in the natural world may inform intellectual pursuit.

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Joanne Hammer

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More painter than public artist, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Stephen Miotto in the translation of painting to architectural scale, glass mosaic. For me there is an affinity between the two mediums. The quality of painterliness and nuance may be achieved in mosaic with the range of colored tesserae in the hands of Stephen Miotto, a master mosaicist. A spirit of idiosyncrasy may be captured.

Northwest painter Joanne Hammer creates artworks that explore concepts of time and intuition. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums in Switzerland, Holland, Canada, Japan as well as across America. Public Art commissions include Seattle International Airport, the Seattle Justice Center and Eastern Washington University with site specific, architectural scale mosaics. Her work is also in many public, corporate and private collections. The possibility for contemplative life and connection to natural beauty on the island in the Puget Sound region where she lives and works has been fundamental to her process of making art.