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.  

 

In October I will have an exhibition of new drawings and mixed media work at the Community Arts Center in  Hancock, and in 2018 I will have an exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba.

 

I just finished a series of ink drawings for another book by Vic Foerstoer, "Hidden in the Trees."  It will be published in early summer 2017.

 

 I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  So 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.

 

 



Artworks : Abstractions

The title of this body of work is Meditations.  Each one has been a meditation for me.

 

 I began doing this new work early in 2012, but it was a return to work I had learned in college and graduate school and have gone back to periodically.  This time it became an obsession.  It satisfied some inner feeling beyond words or images.  Each drawing took many hours, days of work until it reached the point where it felt "right."  This work should not be dismissed with a glance... it is my hope that the viewer will enter into the contemplative spirit in which they were done.



Inner Landscape
Inner Landscape
Indian Summer
Indian Summer


New Dwelling
New Dwelling
Study in warm colors
Study in warm colors
meditation #8 (blue study)
meditation #8 (blue study)
Garden #5
Garden #5
Garden
Garden
Winter solstice
Winter solstice
Autumn
Autumn
Early Afternoon
Early Afternoon
Twining
Twining
Conversations
Conversations
untitled #7
untitled #7
meditation #2
meditation #2
Green Hill
Green Hill
summer
summer
Carnival
Carnival
Garden #6
Garden #6
July
July
untitled #1
untitled #1
Quietness
Quietness
Aamu Rukkaus
Aamu Rukkaus
Spring Arising
Spring Arising
Pikkulaulu 1
Pikkulaulu 1
Pikkulaulu 3
Pikkulaulu 3
Pikkulaulu 4
Pikkulaulu 4
Pikkulaulu 2
Pikkulaulu 2
tone poem #2
tone poem #2
tone poem #1
tone poem #1
tone poem #3
tone poem #3
To the Garden
To the Garden
Study in gray and yellow, 2
Study in gray and yellow, 2
Study in gray and yellow, 1
Study in gray and yellow, 1
Study in gray and yellow, 3
Study in gray and yellow, 3
Study in gray and yellow, 4
Study in gray and yellow, 4
The Garden, 2
The Garden, 2
Family
Family
Blue Abstraction
Blue Abstraction
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