Joe's face

Artist Statement

My artwork is a comes from my belief that the most revealing aspects of human nature are not found in people but instead in the things that people create, purchase, and possess. My artwork is an interactive exploration of issues surrounding mass-produced, generic objects of contemporary homes. The more ubiquitous and predictable objects of the home become the less likely we are to challenge our relationship to them. The purpose of my work is to connect people to unnoticed objects and discover what we regain from noticing the everyday.

As a visual artist from Newfoundland and Labrador I owe much to my home province’s culture of resourcefulness and adaptability, which is a response to isolation and scarcity, living in an unforgiving natural environment. I see my projects expanding on the rich tradition of creating things – tools, furniture, shelter, vehicles – from whatever is lying around.