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The name ‘Garage Montage’ was my girlfriends’ brainchild. I’m guessing she thought of it, because it’s the place I spend countless hours making noise with various saws, hammers and often blaring music. It’s a personal thrill to go in the garage, work on these pieces and watch as they slowly come together.
There are a few reasons why this type of work absorbs every ounce of my attention. The loudest and most destructive is definitely the breaking, transforming and fusing of the materials. One of the more personal reasons is the purposeful randomness that it forces me to achieve. I have always maintained a small shortcoming by searching for symmetry in everything I do. The mosaic not only offers the mental challenge of spatial, dimensional, and rotational familiarization, but presents the problem and task of creating deliberate representations out of formlessness and disorder…mapping randomness with perfect, geometrical shapes or attempting symmetry out of the chaotic-shaped, fractured materials. In any of these cases, it forces the mind to think in a dynamic and disordered manner. I can break away from symmetric, systematic thinking for as much time as I spend working a piece.
The time and attention donated to this type of activity seems to aid the imaginative process. I do not have difficulty coming up with my own ideas, insomuch, as I enjoy helping people develop their own. I feel my skills are better suited for generating ideas with others and helping them achieve something greater than what they originally thought was possible.
This endeavor started as a hobby and got little more serious with every piece made. Each completed mosaic represents a small serving of imagination and also reveals my progress as I scale the learning curve. Each mosaic is made to be better than the last. I take pride in the artwork I create for the customer. I do not repeat subject matter in the same portrayal or create duplicate mosaics. These pieces are as much for myself, as they are for the customer. I have a very high standards of quality and artfulness and necessitate that each piece would qualify as something I would personally display.
I am presently a businessman working for an real estate company, but I aspire to be 'The Garage Montage guy' that people call on to build something meaningful, intelligent and permanent in their lives.
3807 Byron Drive
Austin, TX 78704
land: (512) 535-7799
mobile: (512) 636-3425