Shawn Hubbs, steampunk assemblage

SHAWN HUBBS

ARTIST STATEMENT

Unique, imaginative, provoking, detailed…. These are a few words that have been used to describe my work and methods.  By using found objects and refurbishing them in my assemblage pieces, I have been able to bring my art into public places reaching a wide variety of people who often have had no prior interest in art – which is my greatest joy when showing and creating my art work.

An Idaho native, I grew up watching my dad customize and fabricate machinery for local farmers, using his creativity to ingenuously solve their unique agricultural needs. He taught me how to use the tools, working with metal, wood, screws, nuts, and bolts.   

As an adult, there have always been creative elements in my education and employment, but it wasn’t until 7 years ago that the spark for making art was ignited. Joining the Nampa Art Collective and then the Treasure Valley Artist Alliance, I have gained a larger appreciation for all forms of art as I continue building pieces in earnest.

Though the theme of my current work is inspired by the Steampunk genre, with its view of how the mechanical future might have been viewed from the Victorian past, I am not bound to it.  I enjoy creating connections with the viewer by presenting plausible, albeit improbable, sculptural works assembled in appealing forms; sometimes functional, sometimes fanciful but most always fun! – Shawn Hubbs

For more about Shawn Hubbs, visit facebook.com/shawn.furbisher.