A Joseph a Month

What is this all about?

The Saint Joseph

Portia Roy

Artist Statement

Because Saint Joseph is called upon to sell homes, in this project I set a rule for myself that I could only use materials from my home. I chose fabric specifically because of the material's powerful capacity to retain a history of use. In this case, the fabric will be marked by being buried in the ground, and will hold the history of its time there.

The Artist

About Portia

Portia Roy was born in 1984 in Augusta, Georgia. In 2011 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia with a focus on sculpture and animation at Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland, Oregon. Roy primarily works in soft sculpture and explores themes of tradition, consumerism, and ritual. Roy currently lives with her boyfriend and two sewing machines in Portland, Oregon.


The Process