Scrap

   “Scrap” is a narrative about how society and industry manage our discarded technologies. In Joe’s photographs, cars, boats, appliances, screen doors and aluminum siding are joined together in an unlikely alliance, where glass and metal are bent, twisted, flattened and bound together and take a final journey to the furnace or landfill.

   Joe Greene finds beauty in scraps of steel and glass, by showing us both repetition and juxtaposition of forms, colors and textures. These are final visions in the life cycle of materials destined to be returned to their most basic forms, with a promise of re purpose and rebirth.

   30”x 40” first editions of 15, signed and numbered are $2,000. Other sizes including murals are available. All prints on paper are produced using traditional color photographic materials. Framing and imaging onto metal is available.

 

purse

   Purse originally referred to a small bag for holding coins. Early European purses were made of soft fabric or leather and were worn as often by men as by ladies. By the late 17th century, as purses became more ornate and moved from France to Britain, men did not adopt the trend and purse " pockets " were developed for men's trousers. The oldest known purse dates back more than 5000 years, and was a pouch worn by a man, Otzi the Iceman.

   Joe Greene's “Purse” series examines an iconic item that transcends age, demographic and politics. What is in someones purse? Is it something that has to be concealed? Maybe just a snack? Perhaps a dark secret? Sometimes Joe looks at the bag and comes up with a likely or unlikey item
that could be inside it. Other times he may start with an item and look for a suitable vessel for it. All these images are thought provoking, cynical,
humorous but always colorful and lush. Joe wonders, " Who owned this purse? Was it used for special occasions? Did it carry secrets or cigarettes? "

   30”x 40” first editions of 15, signed and numbered are $2,000. Other sizes including murals are available. All prints on paper are produced using traditional color photographic materials. Framing and imaging onto metal is available.

 

Chelsea

Chelsea Massachusetts has more diversity and color than most big cities. At one mile square, she boasts the longest bridge in New England,
a thriving local industrial and residential economy and big plans for the future. Joe has lived in Chelsea for 14 years, photographing all things local, both rooted and in the midst of change. His favorites here include bridges, parks, industrial landscapes and the Chelsea Creek.

17" x 22" signed and numbered prints are offered at $300. each. Special pricing for multiple purchases are available. Other sizes are available.