"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
- St. Francis of Assisi
Jolic is an abstract artist and sculptor born in Philadelphia, USA and living in the Lower Laurentians in Quebec, Canada. She studied Architecture, Graphic Design, and Screen Printing on Fabric before becoming a fine artist. Self-taught in her practice, she has been creating works of art in various forms for several decades.
Jolic’s creative process follows a consistent pattern: she begins with three black canvases to ensure that she is inspired by the forms developing before her eyes, using brushstrokes and the palm of her hand. Jolic strives for an overall balance where her colors compromise on one side and are balanced out by forms on the other. Her artistic approach consists of balancing, contrasting, finding focal points and leaving quiet areas where the eyes can rest. She moves from one canvas to the next with passion and excitement to bring them to a phase she calls “detachment.” When she reaches that point, it is time for her to let go. Only then can she reach for a new canvas and feel the euphoria of creation once again.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist