"Fascinator" reveals a woman with a confident elegance and a
free spirit. The title came from the American Pioneer Museum in Minden,
Nebraska. In this museum, articles are displayed in chronological order.
When looking at women's garments, Joy learned that a "fascinator"
is a shawl or scarf worn over the head or shoulders. Since Joy chose to
show only the front portion of her model, she believes the "fascinator"
is not only the woman who fascinates, but also the portion concealed by
the imaginary scarf.
Bone structure and anatomy have always fascinated Joy. She believes the
strength of her work is in the loose surface as well as in the form and
content. The creative marks of her tools are always preserved in the final
Mary Louise Powers Kreps modeled for "Fascinator".