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 work can be seen at Gallery on Fifth in Calumet, Michigan: mostly animal faces and icons.  I also have some new abstract tree work at the Community Arts Center in Hancock.  There are also some drawings and animal sculptures in the Moonbird Gallery in Door County, Wisconsin.

 

My remaining oil paintings and much of my recent works are in my sister's gallery in Anaconda, Montana, the Stop Light Gallery.

 

My studio is now in my house at 1100 Hill Street, Hancock, MI 49930.    

  

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

 

 

 



Artworks : Tree Paintings

 When I moved back to the Upper Peninsula I responded to the beautiful trees everywhere in the forests, now grown back after being logged since the early 1900's.  Birch trees especially became a symbol for nature's ability to survive; the spaces between them as important as the trees.

 

These paintings are also about our connections to what is around us and how we leave our marks on everything we relate to.  

 

The recent drawings and paintings are about healing.



Tree with Stripes
Tree with Stripes
Tree with Patches
Tree with Patches
2 Trees Yellow and Gray
2 Trees Yellow and Gray
patchwork birch
patchwork birch
Pink Tree
Pink Tree
spirit trees
spirit trees
2 old birches
2 old birches
6 Gold Birches
6 Gold Birches
Birches with Stitches
Birches with Stitches
Owl and Birches
Owl and Birches
Quiet Birches
Quiet Birches
Birch for Baghdad
Birch for Baghdad
Owl and Two Birches
Owl and Two Birches
Patchwork Birches
Patchwork Birches
Autumn Birches
Autumn Birches
Three Birches
Three Birches
Birches and Sunset
Birches and Sunset
5 Tied Yellow Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
Forest Clothesline
Forest Clothesline
Birch Tree
Birch Tree
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