Marcia Joffe-Bouska received her BA in Art and Art Education from Clark College (1973) and her MA from Northern Illinois University (1977). In addition to showing work throughout the Midwest, her art is represented in public and private collections throughout the region. Her glass mosaic, Missouri River Transit, part of the Icon Interpretive Sculpture Project for the Lewis and Clark Voyage of Discovery Bicentennial, is located at Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs, IA. She has taught art workshops to people of all ages, many through the Iowa Arts Council's Artist in Schools and Communities program. She has lived and worked in Council Bluffs, Iowa since 1977.
Marcia Joffe-Bouska writes: My sculpture developed from a series of artworks whose reference was the garden. Early pieces combined unearthed fragments with various elements of refinement. The resulting synthesis suggested a function both protective and primal, as the sculpture seemed to recall ritual pieces from another culture. My current work continues to explore this transcendent and symbolic aspect of art and reveals my interest in cultural icons. My combination of organic forms with natural and found objects, traditional and nontraditional art media, creates a tension between image and the associations suggested by the incongruous materials used.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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