Joseph is a native of Yamhill Valley and has been drawing and creating since he was very small. Making functional, durable, 3D art became more and more interesting to him over the years. He did some sculpting but steel became a logical choice after going to school to be a welder and he learned the steel trade. Steel art is so fun, tricky to work with and can outlive its owner. He sometimes feels like an alchemist when he's working with it. Strangely enough, customers began ordering mixed media projects so he quickly began to realize the possibilities.
Messing with light and ambient light is his latest muse. He's leaning more and more toward steel, wood, resin, LEDs and painting, but the possibilities are endless. His background in the fabrication industry taught him to value ease of disassembly and maintenance so he tries to always include that element in his work. Currently his goal is to make art that really brings attention to the natural beauty and value of Oregon's Wildlife and Landscape. It's the best thing we have and it's all that really matters in the end. His hope is that the beavers and the old growth patches that used to cover our land will last here forever and that he can capture that beauty and successfully express himself through his work.