Joshua’s new glasswork is a perfectionist in nature, but its appearance is intended to calm and arrest the viewers from their day-to-day activities. With his new forms, he has labored over the glass carving, grinding and polishing the material in a manner that some would call excessive. However, the act allows him time for condensed concentration, much like meditation. Each piece holds many hours of energy and intention. The resulting depth of beauty is an effect of deliberate considerations that emphasize tension: the tension between light and dark, smooth and sharp, open and closed, heavy and light. These are complex, yet simple abstract pieces which images can never do true justice.