Eye-catching works of art that celebrate community and place. Dazzling lights, vibrant colors, and thoughtful design that transcend the typical daily human experience.
Joe O’Connell founded his studio, Creative Machines, in 1995. Creative Machines develops the detail design, interactive technology, bespoke lighting, and singular fabrication techniques which are the signatures of his art. His work has been shown in galleries and at festivals across the country including the Accel Design Conference, Spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, Chalk the Block, Glow, All Souls Procession, Firestone Gallery, and the Joseph Gross Gallery. Throughout his career, Joe has collaborated with other artists and designers (including Nina Borgia-Aberle & Blessing Hancock) on specific projects to co-develop concepts for artwork, melding his interests in science and perception with other perspectives.