Solo Show: Sakura, Tokyo
Last month Brent visited Japan and held a solo show at Sakura in Toyko. His work was very new and unlike anything he’s done before. In this series, Fresco, I’ve chosen to elevate a small random piece of the outer surface of a maple tree much like plucking a pixel off a computer screen. The surface is obscured with paint to draw your attention to its form and contours. The base, however, is a familiar example of wood, which allows us to follow the grain and revel in the warmth of its color. It also shows a certain quiet strength as it supports its art object and holds it up for display.More Insights
The drum has been a coveted instrument of pleasure and ceremony as far back as history itself. I am intrigued by the tendency in a piece of this mass to “check” or crack toward the heart as it dries.The check is an anticipated release of tension, which interrupts the rhythm of the natural timeline. This elemental form exudes empowerment and innocence.View Furniture
This unintentional legacy left behind by these coastal communities is a snap shot into the lives
of these ancient people. The Florencia Bay sculpture is a metaphor for culture, community, and the transference of knowledg. and an homage to a specific place on Vancouver Island.
This large dining table was produced for Yew seafood + bar in downtown Vancouver, which is located inside the Four Seasons hotel. I had initially done a smaller dining table and a wall sculpture many years ago for a different space within the restaurant. This massive table is constructed of Western Maple and is 28 feet in length.View Space