What Have You Become?

by Joy Kreves

Design Statement

I wanted my design to address the transformation of the ash tree into the spire. So, I wrote the short poem, and then gathered ash branches in order to create the design, fitting the leaves around the words. Because we had many fawns in my neighborhood this year, I included a fawn in the design. Painting the design and poem in paint that glows in the dark represents the extension of the ash tree’s life through art.

Materials:  Flashe vinyl paint with industrial glow paint

Dimensions:   5″ x 5″ x 60″

Map/Spire Number: 01

Location: Hopewell Borough Park

Address: 9 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell NJ 08525

About the Artist

About the Artist

An Illinois native, Joy Kreves holds bachelor and masters degrees in art from Illinois State University. A New Jersey resident since 1984, she has exhibited widely in the NY/NJ area. Her work has been accepted into juried exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Princeton Artists Alliance, ROOTS Artists Alliance, Hopewell Valley Arts Council, Trenton Museum Society and New Hope Arts. Her work has been featured in gallery and museums exhibitions in New York City, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Kreves has had solo exhibitions in CVA Gallery, Ill. (1976); Lambertville, Doylestown, (1999); Ellarslie Museum (1999 & 2002); Corridor Gallery in NYC, (2006); Erdman Gallery in Princeton, NJ, (2008); River’s Edge Gallery in UBE, Pa, (2009); Rider University Art Gallery in Lawrenceville, NJ, (2010); Metuchen, NJ, (2011), and The Tulpehaking Nature Center Gallery in Trenton, NJ (2015). She also had several Solo Open Studio exhibitions in Ewing, and Hopewell, NJ. Joy Kreves lives in Ewing, NJ, where she works in “Suburban Frontier”, her newly renovated home studio.

Contact: jkreves@gmail.com


HVArtsCouncil ArtSpire Kreves Fig 2

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Artistic Accolades:

“The strategically-placed components of the design beckon you around the entire spire.  The creative use of glow-in-the-dark paint creates a unique evening experience . ”