Joel Henderson

While working as an automotive mechanic, I started metalsmithing as an outlet for my creative energies.  As I learned to work with silver and gold, I began to recall past spiritual lessons and a passion for shaping things of beauty.  I am particularly drawn to ancient symbols-- their meaning, connectedness, and flow.  I create pieces of art for people who may choose to use them in religious ceremonies or simply as decoration.  The visceral nature of the symbols and art pieces I create resonate with people on an subconscious emotional level and awaken within them their own forgotten memories or unknown tendency to see the universe as a whole rather than in part.  I love discussing my work with customers and the public, educating them about its creation and hidden meanings.

Joel Henderson

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