Joann Goetzinger


Between; acrylic on wood; 28″ x 31″; 2015

Dark Heart; acrylic on wood; 32

Dark Heart; acrylic on wood; 32″ x 21″; 2015


In the visual arts, most artists seek their own modes of expression and their own directions in order to develop a personal style.   In the arts in general there are many differences among visual art, literature, theatre, music and dance.  These differences give each area of the arts its own character, strength and appeal.

However, there are many similarities existing among the arts.

Rather than being involved with the differences among the arts, I am intrigued with the similarities and work to incorporate them into my work.

As well as synthesizing elements common to especially music and visual art, also those same elements found in literature, theatre, dance and other performance arts are of interest to me.  Line, rhythm, texture, form and shape, color and expression are found in all the arts give me ideas for my work resulting in fluid organic forms.   I am working to synthesize visual art elements as well.  My work contains aspects of drawing, painting and sculpture combined to arrive at the resulting body of work.

At this time I use wood, acrylic paint and occasionally metal as my media largely for wall mounted painted sculptural drawings.  The final pieces are developed throughout the process of making the work, very like the approach to improvisation or jazz.  One idea leads to another idea.  The initial drawing on paper, the drawing on the wood, the cutting out and painting – each step offers new opportunities for color, shape and linear refinement that become part of the final piece.

Delight; acrylic on wood; 34

Delight; acrylic on wood; 34″ x 23″; 2015

In the Field; acrylic on wood; 24

In the Field; acrylic on wood; 24″ x 31″; 2015

Prance; acrylic on wood; 28

Prance; acrylic on wood; 28″x 20″; 2015

Red, Grey, Black; acrylic on wood; 23

Red, Grey, Black; acrylic on wood; 23″ x 16″; 2014

Smoke Signals; acrylic on wood; 24

Smoke Signals; acrylic on wood; 24″ x 28″; 2015

Tango; acrylic on wood; 41

Tango; acrylic on wood; 41″ x 36″; 2015