All of my work is a spiritual connection with my life, which has gone through many changes and looks like a patchwork.  It is always an attempt to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing striving to communicate while going deeper.  My curret work reflects this, beginning with abstract lines and evolving usually into tree forms but sometimes into dwellings.  I am working in egg tempera, very small panels.

 

My remaining oil paintings are now at the Stoplight Gallery, Anaconda, Montana, owned by my sister, Kathy Carlson.  They will remain there, as I can no longer use oil paint due to allergies to the paint.  However, many are still for sale.  Contact the gallery.

 

 I am now also going back to some textile work. Stitchery is something I have always found to be healing.  Old Bangladeshi women believed that stitching, making something new and beautiful out of old useless things was a way of healing the soul of the world.

 

We now have a group called "Mending" which meets in my studio at 10am on Saturday mornings., as our own way of healing the world!  We bring whatever sewing or mending we have, and sit together to do it.  All are welcome. 

 

I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  Many of the images that are of interest could possibly be made into an archival print, about 15x17", for $150.  Please email me if you are interested.  joycek@chartermi.net.

 

My studio is in an old elementary school, 801 North Lincoln Drive in Hancock. I love visitors!  I am usually there but please call first: 906-370-3183.  My hours are erratic.

 

 



Artwork : Aino's Rock   << Return to other artworks

oil on panel 39x25''

Aino was a young woman who, in order to escape marrying an old man, run s away and jumps in a lake where she sees a beautiful rock. When she gets to the rock and climbs up on it, it sinks, and she drowns and turns into a fish.

Part of the collection of Dante Iacavoni.

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