Joel Allen Davis
Joel Allen Davis is a sculptor and mosaic artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is best known for his meticulous geometric, figurative, and abstract mosaic tile and stonework. His current body of work, however, is an amalgamation of found objects, distressed wood, and steel sculptural forms resembling organic totems or cacti.
Joel's work has a strong sense of balance and achieves a feeling of movement within the ridged parameters of the materials, a skill he has honed in his 20 + years of working in the construction and fabrication industries. Joel is obsessed with re-purposing discarded objects, and feels that the process of scavenging for materials and the emotions put forth during the creation of a piece are equally as important as a complex narrative. Often, the found object suggests the finished piece.