Joe Segal

I work with wood, stone or concrete as a starting point for my sculptures and create metaphors for our relationship with nature. We process a raw material into a state that is useful by eliminating its variations and distinctions. This act of manipulation for the sake of utility is the essence of our connection to the natural world. 

My sculptures are observations of time passing. There is a notion that time is linear: the past is somewhere behind us while the future is farther ahead. There is also a cyclical concept of time: the sunrises and sets every day, the seasons come every year. These two ideas are illustrated by making organic sculptures that are divided with rectilinear elements.

It is my hope to create sculptures that combine contrasting elements in peaceful, meditative compositions that examine our relationship with the natural world and contemplate the most perplexing of human concerns: the passage of time.