Joe Dillon sees as his artistic role engaging with the material he uses and his surroundings to make functional things beautiful.

APhiladelphia Inquirerarticle features the artwork of Rosemont, Pa., artist Joe Dillon, who transforms scrap tubing into arching sculptures and develops innovative hydronic furniture that radiates heat through hot water circulating inside it.

“I want to put a sense of urgency into everyone I meet,” says Dillon. “We should be worried, but not defeatist.”

He sees as his artistic role engaging with the material he uses (mostly from a Reading, Pa., scrapyard) and his surroundings to make functional things beautiful.

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