It is hard not to appreciate the work of Joseph Barbaccia, an artist and illustrator based in Washington, DC. Not only is his art full of detail, color and character, they revolve around a technique not seen before--or, at the very least, not commonly seen. Joseph Barbaccia uses polymer clay rolled into thin strands to create everything from a scene of monkeys falling from trees to a portrait of President Barack Obama.
Through the use of such an unusual medium, Joseph Barbaccia is able to create artworks full of dimension and texture. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he worked for 35 years as a graphic designer before trying his hand at this unique style of art. As a member of many artistic associations, Joseph Barbaccia clearly breathes and eats art.