Wednesday

Juxtaposition of Meanings - The Work of Brian Andrews

So, I got an email from Brian yesterday, saying something really relaxed like,"I thought you might like to see my work". Lately, when I get an email like this , it's not good news. So imagine how happy I was to see that (A) Brian actually had some work and (B) it was skull-crushingly awesome! Thanks for getting in touch, Brian. Beautiful stuff.

More photos at Brian's Site and on Flickr

14 comments:

  1. Oh my! They are so beautiful and calming.

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  2. dawn - Aren't they? It's not often hat I click on a link and am stunned by what I see, but I really, really love these.

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  3. Skull-crushingly awesome, indeed! What's more, they look effortless, as if he and the wood had a conversation instead of this is what resulted, rather than a carver sitting down with a block of wood. Achieving that takes a LOT of skill.

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  4. I can't edit that, can I? -sigh-

    "... as if he and the wood had a conversation and this is what resulted, rather than a carver sitting down with a block of wood."

    My apologies, I changed my sentence form halfway through and forgot to correct it!

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  5. Kristen - Either way, it's a great observation. I agree that this "conversation" is brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  6. So nice! Makes me wish my husband didn't mind me working with sharp tools... (He has good reason to step in on this account - I'm clumsy.)

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  7. Wow! I think his carving is amazing!!! There is a man at my mom's nursing home who used to do wood carving. His name is James Bunch. There's actually been a book published showcasing his works. He carved a life sized motorcycle from memory. It looks real!!!
    I have posted another of my paper portraits today. I like it better than the others, because I got better paper. In my little town there's no place to buy any art supplies, unless you count Walmart. So, I have to go at least 30 to 40 min. away.

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  8. MC - Haha! Maybe you could carve butter sculptures or something. Thanks for the laugh.

    julia - Wow! A motorcycle from memory? I can't even draw one from memory. Thanks for the comment!

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  9. I think my favorite part is the balance between the simple/more graphic areas and the detailed ones. Great work indeed!

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  10. Patricia - I agree. These things pull your focus around in some really interesting ways. It's a terrific balance. Thanks for the comment!

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  11. "Skull crushingly awesome" for sure. My brain and my eyes are entirely consumed by Brian's work. I want ALL my senses engaged with it - need to touch it and smell it as well. wow. Thank you for posting it. Thanks also for creating the kind of site and community where an artist/craftsperson so wonderful would drop you a note saying "...thought you might like to see..." That's all you, Paul!

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  12. Aw, thanks, Cianna. I think Brian is a West Coaster, so you might just be able to interact with his work, up close.

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  13. I'd like to thank everyone for their comments. Paul is right. I live in San Francisco. Anyone interested in seeing anything in person should send me an email.

    Just for scale the first two are 3'x4' and 4'x4.5' respectively. The third one is 2'x2'.

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  14. Brian, Whew! Thanks for jumping in. As you can see, you have a legion of new fans. Please send notice any time you have new work to show. I'd love to post it!

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