Brick + Mortar

Joseph O'Neal

Joseph O’Neal is a multi-disciplinary artist with a strong preference for chance and the non-objective, reacting to previous marks and only moving in directions that beckon. In his current work O’Neal explores the power of making as content; a way to connect viewers as well as himself to past and present humanity. By forcing himself to float only in the current moment of working O’Neal presents an opportunity for viewers to do the same. The artist views the act of making as a transcendental process and takes strict steps to ensure the work he creates doesn’t become the object of his desire. In doing so the process remains the sacred dance. The finished work becomes an artifact of what took place but never the objective.