Following his very successful exhibition; "Navigating Everyday Spaces" Brendan carried on making the pieces in this exhibtion using brass,ceramics and wood.
“The name of this exhibition was lifted from the title of one of my favourite books, “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry. In this book life hangs in the balance for 2 of the main characters as they live through a precarious existence. However all the way through the book lives a positivity and hope for the future.
In these works I have been playing with forms cantilevered on wire rods balancing from a single point on the wall. Each object and counter weight carry their own particular quality both physically and emotionally. The implication of many of these works circles around the topic of the way we live in our physical environment, and how we strive for a balance.
When you hang these pieces on their sculptured hooks you need to find the balance by moving the ceramic objects or sliding the brass sleeve to find the balancing point. I find this interaction with the pieces to be very satisfying.”
Click here to see some of the pieces in the show
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Material: Ceramic and Brass Rod
Material: Ceramic and Brass
Materials: Ceramic, Wood, Brass Rod, Copper, Aluminium
In these wall pieces I have used different objects and materials to create scenes from different times and places in my life. They describe a small story relating to space, interiors, exteriors and our relationships with them. I have left the narrative open for the viewer to find their own stories.