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 : Textiles

 I began doing patchwork when I was teaching at Kenyon College, a class on art by women.  All the students made their own textile work and talked while sitting together, discussing women's issues in the 1980's.  One of the students eventually wrote her PhD about the class.  When I had to teach painting I stopped stitching and only took it up intermittently while focusing primarily on oil painting, wtercolor/colored pencils, and drawing.  Now it's the stay-at-home COVID time, and I found myself wanting to stitch patches together again, for healing, for myself and the soul of the world, as the old Bangladeshi women in the 19th century did.  It's actually making my painting better when I do go back to it.



Vespers
Vespers
Bridgings
Bridgings
Study in Yellow and Gray
Study in Yellow and Gray
The Beaver
The Beaver
Figure and Star
Figure and Star
Orange Bird
Orange Bird
Yellow Cat
Yellow Cat
Banner for the March of the Beggars
Banner for the March of the Beggars
Crow
Crow
Burning House
Burning House
Meditation #4
Meditation #4
Tree and Birds
Tree and Birds
Red Cat
Red Cat
Ancient Spirit
Ancient Spirit
Beaver's Lament
Beaver's Lament
Leaving Home
Leaving Home
Puppy
Puppy
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