Global Waterfront Village
About the Piano
Inspired by my own travels and Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities" the piano becomes a bridge to connect all of us in our daily life. A mosaic of architectural styles from around the world, color and form sit upon a waterside village that we can all enjoy traveling to!
About the Artist
Joan was born in New York and has lived and worked in Italy, Spain, France, and the UK as well as Hong Kong and Tokyo. She considers herself a global citizen, which led to the idea for the “Global Waterfront Village “ for the Sing for Hope Piano project. The terrain and seascape of the island of Capri, her ancestral home, plays an essential part in color and imagery.
A painter for many years and now the shift has been in the direction for site specific work. Recently, Joan created the “Garden of Alchemy” a byzantine garden for the #100gatesproject on the Lower East Side of NYC; and “Project Miele” a permanent painting installation at the Hess Center for Science + Research, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. Her paintings have sold privately over the years, and she was back on the gallery scene as of February 2016 with “Up for Debate”, a group show at BRICarts Media, Brooklyn, NY, presenting work that responds to current social/political issues.
Her collaborator is Nick Di Lieto. Nick Di Lieto, 90 years young, has been painting for a living since his childhood in Brooklyn, NY. A master of logistics and Old School ingenuity; her father is her partner in all of the public art projects that they take on. Recently, Nick's collage "1959" was featured on the Instagram of the Brooklyn Public Library. A relic from the past, the original cover of the 1959 Brooklyn phone book featuring the golden doors of the Library, collaged onto maps from the Dept. of City Planning.