Title: Sarah Fitzsimmons, 1906-1990, A Portrait
Medium: Mixed media
Size: Life size
For the past few years Ryckman has worked with the idea of the floating image - the image that inhabits the mind in memory - the image that is present when dreaming - the image that presents itself when words are used to communicate.
Her piece, Sara Fitzsimmons 1906-1991, exhibited in 1991, alludes to attempts at preserving memory, not as a whole, but rather in fragments of an event. Something specific that shifts and replaces one image after another. What is not remembered is as important as what is; always questionable, its nearest measure is approximation.
Work by Joyce Ryckman is shown in Canada, the United States, and Europe and is included in private collections as well as the collections of The Canada Council Art Bank; La Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art of the Musée du Québec; and the Foundation Mint Alapitvany, Budapest, Hungary.