Joe Garnero was born in Carmel, California to a family of craftsmen and artists. From an early age, he was influenced by his wood sculptor grandfather. Garnero now lives and works in Medford, Oregon.
Of his work, Garnero states, “The end result represents my depiction of what has taken hundreds of years to form.
This inherent form is part of what I follow and the direction I take to end up where I end up. These pieces are forces of nature that are strong, graceful, and enduring.” The use of hand tools plays the biggest role in his work as it allows for a more delicate approach to preserving the integrity of the natural forms.
Joe is a 1972 graduate of Tulsa University.