Joe Treat is an artist from Bow, Washington who discovered his passion for driftwood and bark sculpture at a late age. With no formal art background whatsoever, he apprenticed with master driftwood sculptors in Thailand and a new passion was born. Joe wanted to make a large sculpture and was inspired by a little plastic animal figure: a T Rex. It was the kind he played with as a child. This sculpture was originally in the front yard of his home, where it stopped traffic many times for the enjoyment of kids of all ages. T Rex is ready to pounce from behind an old growth stump and foliage to provide a giddy surprise; even the sculpture sign is hidden so you do not know this is waiting for you.
ABOUT THE SCULPTURE
Joe wanted to make a large sculpture and was inspired by a little plastic animal figure… a T Rex! It was the kind he played with as a child. Joe wanted to stop traffic at his house after initially placing it in his yard. He is now very happy to give him a wonderful place to live on Whimsy Way. He hope he stops traffic on this beautiful trail.
ABOUT THE SCULPTOR
Joe discovered his passion for driftwood sculpturing at a late age. With no art or woodworking experience, someone called him an artist after his first piece. He liked the sound of that and has since created many sculptures that span from highly realistic to highly whimsical.