Josh is a self-taught artist and welder. He started out restoring old cars, and that’s where he learned the basics of welding. Josh really enjoyed it and in 2006 he started creating sculptures from scrap metal parts as a hobby and doing local (FL) shows. He remembers when he was about 13, he found a nut and bolt Don Quixote sculpture at a yard sale (He still has it!) Josh told his mom that he wanted to make stuff like that; she was the type that encouraged creativity, and told him "You can do anything!" The seed was planted and now, years later, here he is, doing it! Josh creates unique animal sculptures out of scrap metal. One of the most common questions patrons ask is “How do you do this?” He usually tells them “Welcome to my mind” because he finds it difficult to explain the process. He just sees what could be, starts designing in his mind, finds the parts that fit, and let it flow. Josh uses tools, kitchen items, car parts, and any other scrap metal as long as it takes the shape. He doesn't clean parts before creation; all materials are used in their found state, He puzzles out the shape and then welds it all into place with a wire fed mig welder. Josh enjoys watching people puzzle out what a sculpture is made from. He is often inspired by nature and a part he finds that “speaks” to him until he makes it into a sculpture. Josh enjoys creating them and is always looking to make people smile.