Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, White Millet, Black Oil Sunflower Seed, 2013
Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, White Millet, Black Oil Sunflower Seed, 2013

Detail
Detail

Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, Corn, Millet, Sunflower Seed, Milo, Sorghum, 15' Diameter, 2009
Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, Corn, Millet, Sunflower Seed, Milo, Sorghum, 15' Diameter, 2009

This mandala is composed of grains. These grains are a common supplement in the fall and winter diet of the Sandhill Crane and many other migratory birds. We have created this mandala as a collaboration and an offering to these migratory species, and as a unifying structure for the communities of people who choose to preserve the habitats and species of the Middle Rio Grande.

Coordinator: J. Willis 2010

"Solstice Mandala," 2013
"Solstice Mandala," 2013

The theme for this Mandala was "Constellation."  The design is a product of around forty people/volunteers who showed up on the Solstice to help design and draw the adjoining composition.  For further documentation of this project use this link:

Solstice Mandala 2013

 

Solstice Mandala, 2013
Solstice Mandala, 2013

The Mandala in progress.

Solstice Mandala, 2013
Solstice Mandala, 2013

Detail
 

Shade Structure (Volunteer Collaboration), Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque NM, 2014
Shade Structure (Volunteer Collaboration), Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque NM, 2014
Wildlife Blind 360 view copy.jpg
"Trumbulina," Public Art Restoration Project, City of Albuquerque, 2015
"Trumbulina," Public Art Restoration Project, City of Albuquerque, 2015
"Milky Starfish," Work Project
"Milky Starfish," Work Project
Bookshelf made of reclaimed barnwood
Bookshelf made of reclaimed barnwood
Shade structure foundation
Shade structure foundation
Installations for City of Albuquerque Public Art, Convention Center, 2015
Installations for City of Albuquerque Public Art, Convention Center, 2015
A sign I was asked to design for City Open Space trail system
A sign I was asked to design for City Open Space trail system
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014

I designed this structure to be installed on the South end of a municipal wetland.

Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014

I designed this structure to be installed on the South end of a municipal wetland.

 

Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," City Open Space Program, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," City Open Space Program, Albuquerque, NM, 2014

A joint detail.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

A side view of the Wildlife Blind. 

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

This view show the front of the blind.  This is what wildlife would see as a viewer is concealed behind the structure.  

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

This photograph shows how a wildlife viewer would descend into the blind so as not to disturb the wetland on the other side of the blind.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM

An interior photo of the blind.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

An interior seating shot of the Wildlife Blind.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM

This photo show how a wildlife viewer may desend into the blind without disturbing the wildlife in the wetland.
 

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Bench, Reclaimed Barnwood, City of Alb. Open Space Program, 2013
Bench, Reclaimed Barnwood, City of Alb. Open Space Program, 2013
Restoration of a Luis Jumenez, City of Alb. Public Art Program, 2016
Restoration of a Luis Jumenez, City of Alb. Public Art Program, 2016
General maintinace
General maintinace
under painting
under painting
Tools for the "Impact" project
Tools for the "Impact" project
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact," Graphite on Paper, 2016
Willis, Joshua, "Impact," Graphite on Paper, 2016

This was one of the drawings I submitted to gain permission to do the earthwork called "Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting," Graphit on paper, 2015
Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting," Graphit on paper, 2015

This was one of the drawings I submitted to gain permission to do the earthwork called "Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting"
Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting"

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact"
Willis, Joshua, "Impact"

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Hang'en w/ Axle at the end of a great day!
Hang'en w/ Axle at the end of a great day!

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact," w/ Joshua and Kate Willis
Willis, Joshua, "Impact," w/ Joshua and Kate Willis

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Willis, Joshua, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Willis, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Willis, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pads, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pads, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pad, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pad, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Wrapped Bronze Sculpture, Fresh Concrete, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Wrapped Bronze Sculpture, Fresh Concrete, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Warpped Form, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Warpped Form, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Bernalillo County Faciltiy, 2017
Bernalillo County Faciltiy, 2017
Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, White Millet, Black Oil Sunflower Seed, 2013
Detail
Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, Corn, Millet, Sunflower Seed, Milo, Sorghum, 15' Diameter, 2009
"Solstice Mandala," 2013
Solstice Mandala, 2013
Solstice Mandala, 2013
Shade Structure (Volunteer Collaboration), Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque NM, 2014
Wildlife Blind 360 view copy.jpg
"Trumbulina," Public Art Restoration Project, City of Albuquerque, 2015
"Milky Starfish," Work Project
Bookshelf made of reclaimed barnwood
Shade structure foundation
Installations for City of Albuquerque Public Art, Convention Center, 2015
A sign I was asked to design for City Open Space trail system
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," City Open Space Program, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM
IMG_0062.JPG
IMG_0065.JPG
Bench, Reclaimed Barnwood, City of Alb. Open Space Program, 2013
Restoration of a Luis Jumenez, City of Alb. Public Art Program, 2016
General maintinace
under painting
Tools for the "Impact" project
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, "Impact," 2016
Willis, Joshua, "Impact," Graphite on Paper, 2016
Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting," Graphit on paper, 2015
Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting"
Willis, Joshua, "Impact"
Hang'en w/ Axle at the end of a great day!
Willis, Joshua, "Impact," w/ Joshua and Kate Willis
Willis, Joshua, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Willis, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pads, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pad, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Wrapped Bronze Sculpture, Fresh Concrete, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Warpped Form, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Bernalillo County Faciltiy, 2017
Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, White Millet, Black Oil Sunflower Seed, 2013

Detail

Joshua Willis, Solstice Mandala, Corn, Millet, Sunflower Seed, Milo, Sorghum, 15' Diameter, 2009

This mandala is composed of grains. These grains are a common supplement in the fall and winter diet of the Sandhill Crane and many other migratory birds. We have created this mandala as a collaboration and an offering to these migratory species, and as a unifying structure for the communities of people who choose to preserve the habitats and species of the Middle Rio Grande.

Coordinator: J. Willis 2010

"Solstice Mandala," 2013

The theme for this Mandala was "Constellation."  The design is a product of around forty people/volunteers who showed up on the Solstice to help design and draw the adjoining composition.  For further documentation of this project use this link:

Solstice Mandala 2013

 

Solstice Mandala, 2013

The Mandala in progress.

Solstice Mandala, 2013

Detail
 

Shade Structure (Volunteer Collaboration), Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque NM, 2014
"Trumbulina," Public Art Restoration Project, City of Albuquerque, 2015
"Milky Starfish," Work Project
Bookshelf made of reclaimed barnwood
Shade structure foundation
Installations for City of Albuquerque Public Art, Convention Center, 2015
A sign I was asked to design for City Open Space trail system
Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014

I designed this structure to be installed on the South end of a municipal wetland.

Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2014

I designed this structure to be installed on the South end of a municipal wetland.

 

Willis, Joshua, "Shade Structure," City Open Space Program, Albuquerque, NM, 2014

A joint detail.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

A side view of the Wildlife Blind. 

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

This view show the front of the blind.  This is what wildlife would see as a viewer is concealed behind the structure.  

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

This photograph shows how a wildlife viewer would descend into the blind so as not to disturb the wetland on the other side of the blind.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM

An interior photo of the blind.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM
Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuquerque, NM

An interior seating shot of the Wildlife Blind.

Willis, Joshua, "Wildlife Blind," Open Space, City of Albuqueruque, NM

This photo show how a wildlife viewer may desend into the blind without disturbing the wildlife in the wetland.
 

Bench, Reclaimed Barnwood, City of Alb. Open Space Program, 2013
Restoration of a Luis Jumenez, City of Alb. Public Art Program, 2016
General maintinace
under painting
Tools for the "Impact" project
Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, "Impact," 2016

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact," Graphite on Paper, 2016

This was one of the drawings I submitted to gain permission to do the earthwork called "Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting," Graphit on paper, 2015

This was one of the drawings I submitted to gain permission to do the earthwork called "Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact: A Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti Sighting"

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact"

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Hang'en w/ Axle at the end of a great day!

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Impact," w/ Joshua and Kate Willis

"Impact" @ the Leonara Curtain Wetland.  This project was a partnership between Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

Willis, Joshua, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Willis, "Archbarrow," Steel, 2016
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Forms, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pads, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Concrete Pad, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Wrapped Bronze Sculpture, Fresh Concrete, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Warpped Form, 2017, Bernalillo County Facility
Bernalillo County Faciltiy, 2017
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