This sculpture is based on ‘The White Place’, a unique white sandstone canyon in New Mexico that Joseph visited during a residency. A landscape sculpted by water that is both delicate and dramatic, relating directly to his artistic approach. It has inspired many, including Georgia O'Keeffe.
The main principle within his work is to create a sense of time and movement within a permanent object. Joseph has a fascination with turning one thing into another, the reaction of materials and energies acting upon each other. He uses a direct approach with the modelling material to provide an energetic, spontaneous working method and creative mindset. This energy lives on within the work, giving a sense of progression and evolution within a solid permanent form.