35"D and 44"D
Western Red Cedar
A sphere represents a geometrical object whose points are all equal distance from the centre. As a symbolic image, the sphere represents three-dimensional space such as the earth, the sky and the Universe. Brent Comber’s latest Sphere collection explores the relationship between our perception and our curiosity of how wood is formed. This series includes two designs, the Solid Sphere and the Shattered Sphere, and both encourage us to look at the life cycle of a tree differently.
Alternatively, every Shattered Sphere explores our desire to bring order out of chaos. This series explores the fragility and complexity of artistic engineering, as each sphere becomes a puzzle that is put together by hand. In stacking each piece of split wood, Brent is able to reveal a new purpose and a new space for the wood to occupy.
The Shattered Spheres are also available with internal waterproof, low voltage lighting.
Two Shattered Spheres begin to glow, helped along by the dusk and their low voltage, LED lights.
Captured at the Salt Spring Woodworks Gallery, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
The smaller, 35"D Shattered Sphere greets visitors at the front door of a home in British Columbia.