Joel Douek
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Joel Douek

Where one person might see an imperfection, a fault, another sees beauty. Yet for nature, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. It is a mysterious and pervasive quality that expresses its own internal striving for survival and betterment, whether observed by humans or not. We see this in a piece of bark or a fractal pattern in the rusting of iron. It doesn't need us. It already has a purpose; but when we find its beauty we can also find and pull on that thread in ourselves to see where it leads.

In much of my work I bring together wondrous natural woods and metals. They appear to contrast starkly. The metal is brutally hard, melted, and molded by powerful man-made machines. However, metal is still natural. Its tendency to rust is an expression of vulnerability but also the way it blooms into color as rich as a flower. The ever-present forces of entropy are always giving and always taking. They sing the eternal song of change. Once these colors show themselves, either through time or a gentle nudge, I often apply gold as a symbol of enduring permanence in all this entropic chaos; a constant, to radiate and illuminate.

I create this art so you might see yourself reflected in the beauty, the change and the permanence that are the essence of nature. To remind us that we are part of it, playing with it, destroying it then nurturing it back to life. As many contradictions as a species can bear. Where our role as people is acutely undefined, even as we tell our story.



Joel Douek - Meander Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Meander, 2022
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
24" x 24"
$4000


Meander, 2022
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
24" x 24"
$4000
Joel Douek - Meander II Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Meander II, 2022
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
24" x 24"
$4000


Meander II, 2022
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
24" x 24"
$4000
Joel Douek - Above & Beyond Oxidized Steel, Red Patina, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Above & Beyond, 2021
Oxidized Steel, Red Patina, Resin
24" x 36"
$5500


Above & Beyond, 2021
Oxidized Steel, Red Patina, Resin
24" x 36"
$5500
Joel Douek - It's Okay to Cry Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin, Sculpture View on a wall It's Okay to Cry, 2020
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
50" x 12" x 12"
$12150


It's Okay to Cry, 2020
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
50" x 12" x 12"
$12150
Joel Douek - Icarus Oxidized Steel, Red Patina, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Icarus, 2022
Oxidized Steel, Red Patina, Resin
24" x 36"
$5500


Icarus, 2022
Oxidized Steel, Red Patina, Resin
24" x 36"
$5500
Joel Douek - Heartbeat Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Red Patina, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Heartbeat, 2022
Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Red Patina, Resin
36" x 60"
$8500


Heartbeat, 2022
Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Red Patina, Resin
36" x 60"
$8500
Joel Douek - Great Rising Oxidized Steel, White Gold, White Patina, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Great Rising, 2022
Oxidized Steel, White Gold, White Patina, Resin
24" x 60"
$7500


Great Rising, 2022
Oxidized Steel, White Gold, White Patina, Resin
24" x 60"
$7500
Joel Douek - Wave Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin, Sculpture View on a wall Wave, 2019
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
40" x 12" x 4"
$4000


Wave, 2019
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
40" x 12" x 4"
$4000
Joel Douek - Spring, Resin Brass Plate, 24K Gold Leaf, Solvent Dyes, Resin, Sculpture View on a wall Spring, Resin, 2019
Brass Plate, 24K Gold Leaf, Solvent Dyes, Resin
22.5" x 18" x 4"
$4500


Spring, Resin, 2019
Brass Plate, 24K Gold Leaf, Solvent Dyes, Resin
22.5" x 18" x 4"
$4500
Joel Douek - Three Views of Bliss Painted Wood, Colored Resin, Gold Leaf, Mixed Media View on a wall Three Views of Bliss, 2020
Painted Wood, Colored Resin, Gold Leaf
16" x 48"
$3750


Three Views of Bliss, 2020
Painted Wood, Colored Resin, Gold Leaf
16" x 48"
$3750
Joel Douek - Whirl Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin, Sculpture View on a wall Whirl, 2021
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
56" x 16" x 16"
$12500


Whirl, 2021
Oxidized Copper, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
56" x 16" x 16"
$12500
Joel Douek - Shy Cat Oxidized Steel, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin, Sculpture View on a wall Shy Cat, 2019
Oxidized Steel, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
54" x 10" x 10"
$5000


Shy Cat, 2019
Oxidized Steel, 18K Gold Leaf, Resin
54" x 10" x 10"
$5000
Joel Douek - Fissure Oxidized Copper, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Fissure, 2022
Oxidized Copper, Resin
36" x 60"
$11500


Fissure, 2022
Oxidized Copper, Resin
36" x 60"
$11500
Joel Douek - Falling Tree Oxidized Copper, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Falling Tree, 2022
Oxidized Copper, Resin
23" x 18"
$3000


Falling Tree, 2022
Oxidized Copper, Resin
23" x 18"
$3000
Joel Douek - Expansion Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Expansion, 2020
Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Resin
30" x 70"
$9500


Expansion, 2020
Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Resin
30" x 70"
$9500
Joel Douek - Blossom Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Gold Powder, Resin, Mixed Media View on a wall Blossom, 2019
Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Gold Powder, Resin
24" x 38.5"
$3500


Blossom, 2019
Oxidized Steel, 24K Gold Leaf, Gold Powder, Resin
24" x 38.5"
$3500

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