University of Rio Grande
Joseph is a lifelong resident of Ohio, residing currently in the south-east corner of the state. Joe's upbringing by a compulsive, eclectic, stay at home mother and obsessive blue collar father has instilled creativity and attention to details in his work ethic. Influenced by his mother's vast art text library, professional artist friends, and National Geographic Magazines strewn about the childhood home, Joe has developed a fascination with the diversity of the human form. He is a six year veteran of The U.S. Navy, serving as a combat medic, hospital corpsman, and x-ray technician. Four years on board an aircraft carrier traveling the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Persian Gulf enriched and enlightened his view of many cultures and peoples. Working comfortably in multiple mediums and extensive media, Joe focuses the majority of his attention on 3D Design and sculptural forms. Exhibition artistry, being an outdoor sculptor, and a part time educator are Joseph's focuses as a professional in the diverse world of art.