JOE PETERS

I am from Lewistown, IL. I have been welding, cutting trees, and doing mechanical things since I was a kid. I have done construction work since high school. I love building and designing things.

I make all my art from recycled materials, found objects and natural live-edge slabs. I love trees, their natural beauty and save as many as I can.

I have a sawmill and cut all my own slabs for my art pieces. I started having back problems from a car accident and had back surgery in 2010. I have rods in my back and couldn't go back to construction work for nearly two years which led me to making art.

Tropical Leaves
Abstract Surface