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Joel WashingSculptor Welded Work Sculpture by Joel R Washing
Joel R Washing is an award winning sculptor and welder living in Toledo, Ohio. Joel left the filmmaking world in 2010 when he discovered a passion for welding. In the interim he took sculptural welding classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and earned an associates degree in welding from Owens Community College. Joel is a member of the Toledo Area Sculptors Guild and the American Welding Society.
I have a need to create physical, tangible objects. I’m attracted to working with steel because of its physical qualities and characteristics. Steel is all at once tactile, solid, smooth, rigid, flexible, permanent, and malleable. I’m drawn to geometrical shapes and patterns. Linear planes and crisp angles impose a certain order in a world filled with chaos.