I never hesitate to admit my work has been influenced by the late Don Martin of Mad Magazine fame as well as Terry Gilliam while he was the animator for Monty Python. Any “Artist” that produces has been influenced by other artists or visionaries. Joy Brown’s simple gender-less human forms, take on an air of grace that immediately reminded me of Henry Moore. He was part of the Modern Art movement in the 1950’s and contemporaries of Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein.
His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore himself was greatly influenced by a reclining Toltec-Maya sculpture! Brown’s work seems gender neutral as opposed to Moore’s which were suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces where Brown’s forms seem to be smooth caricatures.