Joel's resume is like a McDonalds drive-in sign in reverse. Instead of billions of assembly-line meat sandwiches, though, Lage lists the number of pieces he has made from found objects. Each unique and bearing the molecular memory of what it was before it was a piece of art. One gets the feeling it remembers what it was before art (maybe a liquid acrylic polymer floating in a fiberglass soup. One gets the feeling its memory goes back even farther than that â€“ remembering itself as oil and the dinosaurs and vegetation it was before that, reaching so far back in time youâ€™d swear it was coming up ahead.
More than 2,500 found objects sculpture and jewelry pieces have been made and sold by Lage or his galleries. Heâ€™s the originator of the Bottle Cap Car and has made at least 600 of them.
For Lage, his colorful pile of stuff is a fountain of inspiration, and his studio, a school bus that hasnâ€™t run for decades, is also filled with tools, colorful bits of glass, painted metal, pieces of interesting stone, shell and bone. Taken from http://inthestudiowith.wordpress.com/