This pencil drawing channels imagery from Mad Magazine and the madcap energy of the decaying counterculture. Tense, anxious conspirators, these psychedelic creatures are confined in the interiors of their own minds. Thrashing wildly, they are explosively yearning to be free.
Jeffrey Joyal lives and works in New York and is known for his delicate touch in a range of materials and processes, from taxidermy to printmaking and life casting. Joyal’s work mines the nostalgic relics of counterculture while illuminating the failures of the hippie generation and the false optimism of past utopias.