Joseph Webb - ('m the one in the purple shirt).

Most of my sculptures deal with the human figure in relation to space - the “classical” concern for a sculptor. I sometimes do figurative carvings and portraits in terra cotta and bronze. But sometimes the “figurative" character only occurs at some time during the process of their making, when they seem to have a head and a tail, or some quality of a head or a tail. I may reach a point at which the abstract qualities of the forms become more important than the desire to represent the figure, or to represent anything. Such a sculpture is not “of” something, it just “is” something, on its own terms, unique in the world. In fact, I love to reach that point in a piece, as that’s when things really get interesting.
My intent is to use a sculptural vocabulary to say something interesting about universal human experience.
Having come from a large diverse family in a tiny mining and logging town, I caught some opportunities, traveled the world and learned to savor the good things in life. Now there's nowhere I'd rather be and nothing I'd rather be doing than making Sculpture in beautiful Astoria with my wife.
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Recent Work...

Five Eyed Mr. Zen
Welded Steel, 27" x 14.5" x 14"

Stone Momma
Indian Limestone, 40.0" x 26.5" x 26.5"
Not For Sale

Reclining Figure
Columbia River Basalt, 8" x 19" x 7"
Not For Sale

Seed Miracle
Cast Bronze, 18" x 15" x 13.5"

Figure Composition
Cast high-alumina Concrete, 39" x 16" x 19"
Not For Sale

Reclining Figure
Cast Bronze, 8" x 12" x 5.5"

Figure on a Stool
Cast Bronze, 19" x 6" x 5.5"
Not For Sale

Venus of the North Fork
Columbia River Basalt, 29" x 17" x 16"
Not For Sale

Caitlin at 14
terra cotta , 15" x 9" x 8"
Not For Sale

Kneeling Figure
Indiana Limestone, 10" x 15" x 6.5"
Not For Sale

Head Study (Reuben)
terra cotta , 24" x 8" x 9.5"
Not For Sale

Weeping Woman (after Kathe Kolwitz drawing)
Magnolia Wood, 18" x 5.5" x 5.5"
Not For Sale

The Flounders' Synchronized Swim Team Perform
Soapstone Panel, 27" x 32" x 2.75"

Wrung, Wrought Ring
Welded nickle-plated steel, 39" x 16" x 14"

Hey Baby, Hey Baby, Hey
Re-cycled Old Growth Fir, 36.5" x 17" x 17"
Not For Sale

Guest Book... 

"Talked to Ken, good to hear and see you and Mary are living the dream."

--Denny Prosser
"So glad Mary sent me to your site, beautiful work. And I like your comment on life at the end of your artist statement. thanks!"

--carol newman
"Hi, Uncle Joe.
Just found out you were an artist in Astoria and googled you! Nice work."

"Dear Joseph Webb, If you are the one who wrote the letter to the DA, we want to
say: Three Cheers -- and thanks for a good laugh (followed by a deep sigh).
Perhaps we'll see you at the Spirit of the River. Regards, Martha and Allen
Neuringer, Glenwood, Oregon."

--Allen Neuringer
"Joe...Strong, expressive work! I especially like Five Eyed Mr. Zen and Kneeling Figure.

Wayne Fischer...Batesville, Indiana"

"good to see you. E-mail me sometime. Maybe you can teach me to understand sculpture. Work looks as good as any I know. "

"Hay Joe you sure are good at this."

"Great Joe!"

"“I’m swollen with pride”


--PPete WebbetePete
"Jose! I got a very strong hit from seeing even a partial collection of your work in one place! Veddy, veddy niiiiiiiice. Mare"

"You are a stud."

--Jose' Webberino
(c) Joseph Webb Astoria Visual Arts Association