01 represents one second. In times of adversity, it only takes a single second to decide you’re going to pick yourself up and move forward in a positive direction regardless of the circumstances involved. :01 means never give up. Stay the course. Believe in who you are and take a chance on yourself.
His stencil art is a direct reflection of his daily interactions, inspirations and emotions. While the subjects of his paintings are often as random as each fleeting moment, a theme you’ll find reoccurring are powerful portraits of the young and old. For Joe, recollections of elderly provide a portal to the past, one that leads to wisdom and courage. And the honest, contemplative gaze of the very young reminds him how unpolluted and innocent we all once were. Joe believes that it is our universal responsibility to keep our children’s minds free from bias, greed and hate, because the fate of tomorrow belongs to and depends on them.