Studio Visit - Joseph Havel


Enjoyed a fascinating visit to Joseph Havel's studio/foundry in North Houston where he creates a variety of works, from lyrical drawings to monumental bronzes painstakingly, and meticulously created piece by piece seamlessly. He also collaborates with his pet African Grey parrot, Hannah whose random chewing of paper bags and cardboard boxes are forever recorded in bronze, becoming the building blocks of deceptively delicate looking sculptures.

Havel freezes in time the things of everyday life - a curtain, a stack of books from his father's library, an old parasol frame - thereby creating a sentimental type of beauty.