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My art, as with my life, is a constant evolution. Being spontaneous and experimental is a large part of my creative process. I strive to capture balance, rhythm, and soul in my work creating from the heart on an instinctual level. Beginning with a concept or simple shape, I allow the creative process and interactions between myself and the materials to evolve the initial idea. I create abstractions of personal experiences, thoughts, and emotions and what it is to be human. Although each piece is conceptual, for me the meaning lies within the emotional process which led to its creation, and the subsequent interpretation and perception evoked in the viewer.
Joubert was born in 1977 and raised in the seaside New England town of Hingham, Massachusetts. Joubert gained his first experiences in woodworking while by his grandfather’s side as the elder practiced carpentry and craft creating useful tools, furniture, and artful objects. As a child uninspired by what traditional schooling offered, he could often be found drawing, sketching, and creating imaginative toys, forts, and objects mostly from found materials most notably being wood. Joubert rebelled and followed his own path of learning by spending hours in study and reflection in the earthy classroom of the beaches and forests surrounding his home. Much of his time was spent in contemplation of the spectrums of human action and inspiration.
While studying at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, he once again found the curriculum of customary education to lack the integrity and profundity he desired to maintain. In January of 2002, his search for a career that would sustain his creativity and passions pointed him across the country to a Fine Woodworking & Furniture program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a leap of faith and determination for furthering an inspired, creative life, he relocated to Santa Fe sight unseen.
While his time in the woodworking program developed within him a deeper knowledge of craftsmanship, it was through his interactions with several artists in the Santa Fe community that he was formally initiated into his life as a sculptor. Joubert instantly took to the freedoms associated with sculpture, while still utilizing his knowledge and craftsmanship of the fine woodworking craft. Within six months of creating his first piece, Joubert began exhibiting his work at a gallery on the famed Canyon Road in Santa Fe. After graduation, his experimentation and journey into the world of art and sculpture continued to deepen. His work has been collected nationally and internationally both privately and publicly. Presently, he continues to expand his palette and styles working in his Santa Fe-based studio.
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