How do musical pieces end up with car parts? Local found-art sculptor Josh Ashley admits round things are nearly a “fetish” for him to use as textures, so he credits that for inspiration.

He won’t divulge much deeper. Ashley explains there’s no agenda or political statement behind his work and confesses it serves solely as escape.


“I literally have an exit sign on the outside of the door to my workshop to remind me,” Ashley said in his artist’s statement. “Early in this endeavor I looked for ways to create literal interpretations, but as I’ve grown a bit, I tend more toward finding rhythm and flow in the relationship of the parts.”

An opening reception is planned for the May 9 LoDa Artwalk from 6 –9 p.m.

Hours for the free gallery are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday.

For more info, call 251-432-9796 or go to

Pennies and Keys
Where: Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.)
When: Through May 30