"LOVE TO PAINT," a film by Marcia Ward. Interviewed in her studio, Coco shares her thoughts on color and composition and technique, as well as musing upon the nuances and complexity of her creative process. The film also presents the paintings from her 2016 exhibition, MAKE IT SQUARE, at Spark Gallery in Denver.
"The creative process has a mind of its own. I am only the hand holding the brush." - Joyce Coco
I love lemons! Yes, everything about them:
their saturated color, the fragrance, shape and perhaps most of all their ability to transform.
Lemons have a universal appeal
and are associated with a range of meanings and symbols: purity, fertility, feminine sexuality and spiritual cleansing.
The tangy scent of lemons is thought to have a purifying effect on the mind.
A lemon’s super power finds a place in homes, restaurants, spas and kitchens of every kind.
Lemons are a metaphor for life.
Starting out as a delicate white blossom
the fruit matures into a taste so strong it is said, “impossible to eat.” Sourness of lemons symbolize bitterness, disappointment
or challenges in life. But transforming lemons into sweetness as with lemonade, creamy lemon meringue pie or
Linda McCartney’s Lemon Drizzle Cake, is how life often works.
Lemons are zesty.
Too much of their strong taste can be overpowering, and too little unsatisfying.
The enjoyment I derive from lemons represents some of the comfort I feel
in my life.