Joel Moline‘s image for the 2017 September calendar page is calming rural scene with hazy clouds and a reminder of the coming harvest. Moline’s images seem most often to fluctuate between landscapes and seascapes as he spends time on Lake Superior’s north shore and around his home in Saint Peter Minnesota. A profile of Joel can be found on the Northern Prints Gallery website with an artist’s statement:
Line, form, the quality of light those are what I look for when I examine a subject. Land forms, rocks, roots, the landscape – these have been the subjects of most of my art work. Within the past five years, the figure has become an equally important subject. This is a strange turn of events given the fact that people, almost without exception, were absent in my previous landscapes and compositions. In terms of media, my work has revolved around drawing and printmaking. Drawing, for me, is almost a compulsion. I need a pen or pencil or some means of making a mark or I feel ill at ease. Creating images in relief or intaglio has been my main means of expression. I have done woodcuts, wood engravings, and drypoint, finding in each technique aspects that reflect my drawn expression.