Description I wanted to create a place with energy and vibrancy. Drink deep from the refreshing water. Feel the breeze on your cheeks and watch the clouds dance arm in arm. Listen to the leaves and grasses blow.
Joe Hoksbergen, Pella Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement My work is influenced by a variety of sources. I grew up on a farm in Southern Iowa. There I learned the value of diligence and hard work but I also discovered a secret joy in escaping into my own imagination, dreaming up creatures and places and stories. I can recall many times in which I missed raking a row of hay because I was too deep in thought. I find inspiration all around me... the weather... the Iowa landscape... my students... my wife and child... my faith. I consider myself blessed to be surrounded by so much that can excite my creativity.