Joel Sampson combines technology, visual art, music, and design to create works of art that remind viewers they are witness to a one-man band...minus the man. Fun, whimsical, annoying, clever, loud, and ingenious are words that describe the finished works. Sampson hand builds and programs his “electro-mechanical sound art” that combines solenoids, LED lights, wires, found objects, and microcomputers. Stimulating multiple senses, these fascinating objects leave a lasting impression on viewers.


The 2017 Cell Series is sponsored in part by Susie and Joe Clack, Amy and Patrick Kelly, McGinnis Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, and Kathy Webster in Memory of Charles H. Webster. 

JOEL SAMPSON, Pipe, 2012-201, mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.