Water series

Artist Statement

My Water Series was inspired by long days of paddling, gazing in the water at the reflections. While exploring Algonquin, I often gaze ahead at the shore in hopes of glimpsing a moose or even more illusive, a bear. On this particular trip, I became fascinated by water, the major constituent of life. We make a habit of breaking camp in the early morning, when the lakes are still smooth as glass.It is in this stillness that the lucid water creates mirror-like images of the land and sky. Paddling makes concentric circles form. The ripples change the reflections. The adaptability and playfulness of water is a profound metaphor for the fluidity of life. In that moment, I realized the freedom and imaginative depth inherent in the artistic exploration of water.

Josy decided she was an artist in kindergarten. In 1979, Josy graduated from Waterloo University with an Honours BA in Fine Art.