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.   I will be showing the drawings iand some paintings n July and August at the Spotlight Gallery in Anaconda, Montana, owned by my sister, Kathy Carlson.

 

Since June 1 am no longer be in my studio at the ELWright building, as we were all evicted to make way for residential usits.

I have downsized amd moved my studio into my house at 1100 Hill Street, Hancock, MI 49930.  My house was somewhat damaged by the recent disaster flood in our community, so have not gotten back to work. Muddy basements take priority!

 

Last year I sent my remaining oil paintings to the Stoplight Gallery   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. 

406-479-3194

 

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.

 

 

 



Artworks : Animal Sculptures

 I decided to finally put a few of my dolls on the website.  

These are just examples.  I have been doing these for my own entertainment for most of my life.

I began to exhibit them a couple of years ago.  Since then I have had to think differently about them.  Three of them recentluy travelled to Finland in a show of Nordic American textile artists.  

I still see them as companions, little spirits.  

 There are several of these in the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet and also the Community Art Center in Hancock.  I keep making them...

 

 





Rabbit
Rabbit
Bear
Bear
Bear, detail
Bear, detail
Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat
Green Bird
Green Bird
Elephant
Elephant
Funny Creature
Funny Creature
small owl
small owl
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