While combining elements from historical furniture, art, architecture, nature, and his imaginings, Joseph Tracy strives to compose pieces that invite, amuse, challenge, and surprise the viewer while still maintaining an honesty with the use of the materials, a logic of composition, along with a sensitivity to how the piece might be used and lived with.
Tracy's work continues to appear in publications and shows such asThe Portland Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Tracy's work can also be found in many corporation and private home collections.
Joseph Tracy attended the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, NY from 1970 – 1976 and also spent time studying in Norway and Stockholm Sweden at Malmsten Verkstad Skole with Jim Krenov. In 1976, after moving to Mt. Desert Island, Maine, Tracy set up shop and has been building furniture ever since.
To view more of Joe's work available at The Gallery at Somes Sound, please visit Joseph Tracy.