THE PROCESS

It all starts with an image

The first part of my process begins with an image.

 

Here is a look into my most recent macro abstract rust series on metal. This image reveals a stunning contrast between nature and contemporary decay.

 

On its own this image is intriguing and intricate, but elevating things a bit further, I will hand-make a sleek contrasting frame for this piece.

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"Maps" 2020, a macro abstract of rust and paint

The perfect frame

After I find the perfect image, it needs the perfect frame.

Using raw, industrial steel found in junk piles and steel yards, I upcycle this metal by hand-cutting and welding pieces together  creating the ideal frame size. Next, the fun begins. 

 

Depending on what I feel will most compliment my image, I will either polish, rust, distress or patina the frame, completing its look. No two frames are alike.

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Welding the back of a metal frame in the shop

A finished piece

When the backing is completed, it's time to mount the stunning image to the perfect frame.

 

On the back of the piece, I use an interlocking cleat mount system for easy hanging on the wall.

The finished piece is then signed by me and assigned a limited edition number. All that's left is finding the perfect home.

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"Maps" , in its completed stage

Finding the perfect home

 

 

Do you have a unique space or color scheme? Want to go big or small? 

My work can be completely customized to your preferences.

 

I can accommodate any size or unique space. I can also offer one-of-kind originals for your home or commercial space. 

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"Maps", stunningly showcased in a cozy living room

Creating in action

 

 

 

My process is constantly changing with every new project I create. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to stay updated on my newest works.

Thanks for checking it out!

~Josh

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Josh in action