The whirring of gears and pistons, the whimsy of fantasy, and the grit of the street kid made good, all combine into the art of Dale Mathis. A giant of a man with the heart of a poet, the mind of a master watchmaker, and the imagination of a great surrealist. Dale Mathis’ mixed media, high relief sculptures and design objects defy the typical classifications of any art. The fantasy designs of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne coupled with an artist that any generation would be proud to call its own. His creations also speak from the heart of the discordant struggle of urban American life. As a child, Dale was surrounded by gangs and crime. His family and art from the earliest ages shielded him and drew him to the path less traveled. Deeply inspired by artists Salvador Dali and Edmonia Lewis, – Art was his escape into another reality he could create for himself. He is a truly self taught artist.