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My monotypes, etchings, encaustics and oils examine ubiquitous quirks found in nature, and fix in time the face of the beloved. Things in nature transmute, a serene refuge of the spirit one day, drastically altered the next. Recent work scrutinizes the crevices and creatures revealed at low tide when the receding ocean sculpts its accidental rhythms. I use oil base etching inks, oilbars and 18” rollers to create viscosity monotypes with layers of ink and random image fragments.
Joyce Zavorskas has exhibited widely, including London, Paris, New York, California and Boston. She worked form her Fenway Studio in Boston for 10 years and received commissions from Pfizer and Beth Israel Hospital, among others. A graduate of Syracuse University and MassArt, Zavorskas is the recipient of numerous prizes, including a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. She has taught printmaking for over 40 years at museums, colleges and art centers, including Simmons, Bridgewater, PAAM and her Orleans printmaking studio.