Joshua Almond is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rollins College, having joined the faculty of the Art and Art History Department in the fall of 2008. He teaches classes on three-dimensional foundations, sculpture, and contemporary theory.
Joshua received his Bachelor of Art degree in Religious Studies in 1994 from Rhodes College and went on to do two years of post-baccalaureate study in Furniture Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2007, he was awarded his Master of Fine Arts degree in Wood from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Joshua works primarily in wood using traditional techniques to create abstract landscapes. Drawing from a variety of sources for inspiration (including aerial photography, satellite imagery, and electron microscopic imagery), his work accentuates the parallels between macrocosmic and microscopic forms. By referencing these geological and biological structures, he is able to create a new visual topography that entices the viewer both visually and tactually. The sculptures are informed by his personal interest in both science and philosophy. Intentionally ambiguous, the forms are neither biological nor geological, yet somehow relate to both. They are, at once, familiar and exotic. Joshua approaches the work intuitively and, in his investigations, is compelled to return to certain specific motifs. Negative spaces, erosional forms, areas of decay or desiccation, and other areas of protrusion are all present and recurring imagery within the work.
Joshua has exhibited in both national and international exhibitions in venues as far afield as Los Angeles, California; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Tacoma, Washington.
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