My art is created from found and discarded objects that I assemble as creatures, machines, lamps or whatever else the pieces and moments move me to create. I rarely know what a piece is going to be at the beginning – they just evolve. I think my art is somewhat steampunk, science fiction and funky fun.
Sometimes I imagine a future where humans have evolved into a race of small, very clever beings, who use much less and re-use much more of what was left after the resource wars of earlier centuries. The recycled junk piled on the shelves in my studio, may look like chaos to some, but in my mind’s eye, it could be materials for those imagined future humans. All that old stuff is new again…
Having been raised by master crap stackers, I find that I now have five workbenches in three buildings. Each workbench has its own stash of materials and tools, including a Dremel type micro-tool with multiple attachments, pop riveters and epoxy cement.
Although I have no formal training in arts, my parents always encouraged my artistic interests, and to march to my own drum beat. Being a wanderer and skeptic, I attended colleges and universities for travel experience and to expand the freedom of mind to accept ethereal creativity.
Joe Chasse's Work at RiverSea Gallery
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Past Exhibits at RiverSea Gallery