Nature & Human Curiosity

Sculptures: alabaster, apricot wood

I opened my old computer files to find the best way to describe myself in an artist statement.  But it was no use.  After playing some old Lloyd Cole songs and new David Byrne, I came up with nothing but a big smile and great ideas for my photographer side.  For as long as I can remember, I have been a creative spirit.  Now, at this juncture of my life, the sculptor in me wants to relax just a little bit and support the photographer again or vice versa.

My sculptures are based on nature and human curiosity, and the materials they are made up of.  Multilayered images may arise in the form of whatever reality you bring with you, but I find children’s imagination is the most effortless in brewing up new ideas and easiest to tap in to when asked about what my sculptures are or represent.  I also hope each different viewer will walk away from my sculptures, even as they walk around it for the fortieth time, with something just a little bit different than the first.  My works rarely have recognizable forms, but are based on my love of observation and odd carving parallels, which are made through long, labor-intensive, yet joyful processes.  Some call it sculpting?

The results for me are romantic, because they are both personal and unusual. I have gifted and sold my sculptures, sometimes in exchange for photographic gear, which pleases the other artist inside me who is taking over at this crossroad.

I have met fellow epileptic artists and have seen far worse, yet most of them somehow strive to be creative.  This in itself is fascinating.

When I heard of some of the difficulties artists with epilepsy go through in life, the support they have from friends and family, yet no community or culture, which supports them, I thought I may also choose to hide away.  Still, I feel with the right help, I could be an ambassador to other artists hiding their work away from the world.  As an artist, many of us want to exhibit, but showing the work of a community of artists with epilepsy is not only inspiring to other artists, but will create global epilepsy awareness.

 

To Purchase: brigancook@gmail.com
Apricot Totem: $4,000
Colorado Alabaster: $3,000

  • Apricot Totem: Apricot wood: Silver Lake/ Eagle Rock
  • Colorado alabaster with black marble base: 15 inch, 15 inch, 9 inch
  • Website: www.brigancook.com
  • Email: brigancook@gmail.com
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