LOVERS | 6″ x 6″ x 3.5″ | Terra cotta | 1960
My twin sister Joyce Sabit was also an artist.
A pleasant memory is that of our Dad sitting all five of us siblings at the table to draw. We went to the Detroit Institute of Arts for Saturday morning art lessons. After graduating from Southeastern high school Joyce took evening art classes from Donald Brackett, an instructor at Detroit’s noted Cass Tech High School. His vote of confidence pushed her forward and he arranged for her to audit a class at Wayne State University. She continued making art throughout her life. Joyce was a caring, sensitive person who found her career as a licensed practical nurse at Mt. Clemens General Hospital, where she died in the arms of her co-workers after living with cancer. Her emotional regard for helping and comforting people is exhibited in her expressive, playful, small clay sculptures.
– written by Julie Sabit