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 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.  I am now working with water media and drawings. 

 

 In January 2018 I will have a solo exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba.

 

I have been asked to illustrate books lately, a new activity for me.  Another book by Vic Foerstoer, "Hidden in the Trees" was recently published by Arbutus Press, with my drawings.  The earlier book by him that I illustrated is "Naked in the Stream", about Isle Royale.  A new book by Karen Anderson, "Gradual Clearing" also for Arbutus Press., just came out, with my drawings and cover.  Karen has a regular weekly meditation on Interlochen Radio; this book is a collection of these essays.

 

 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.

 

 



Artworks : Early Work

 This work is very early, from the time in grad school, through my teaching years in Gambier, Earlham and LaCrosse, before I moved back north.  I recently digitalized my slides and decided to look at these early images.  Many of them were done with fabric rather than work on paper.



Burning House, detail
Burning House, detail
Dawning
Dawning
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
Old Dog
Old Dog
Leaving Home
Leaving Home
Daylilies
Daylilies
Banner for the March of the Beggars
Banner for the March of the Beggars
Bridgings
Bridgings
Slough of Despond
Slough of Despond
House with Red Barn and White Cloud
House with Red Barn and White Cloud
The Fire
The Fire
City in the Sky
City in the Sky
Burning House
Burning House
Burning House
Burning House
House Exploding
House Exploding
The Protector
The Protector
Beaver's Lament
Beaver's Lament
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