Aaron T. Brown
"Art for me is an improvisational dance, its movement caught on paper, wood, and steel. The movement is born out of my love of rhythm and form, coming mysteriously out of an unknowing frame of mind. In the moment of creation, something is happening, something is being born. I watch as I draw with pen or cut with saw, an impromptu dance, watching as the wonderful forms appear. "
My art is an exploration, an exploration that leaves in its wake a record that others can behold. This is one of art's gifts to the world, this record left behind, this inner journey revealed. Here the viewer can take their own journey through the magical realms of shape color and form, taking delight in the unexpected, this is new territory here, and it fills the imagination.
I make cold steel talk. I cut with band saw, scroll saw, plasma torch, sanders and grinders finishing wood and steel Printing press allows tons per square inch, pressed into cotton paper, from cut forms. I access the unborn, unseen world, and something is born, taking shape in paper, wood, steel, expressing its self, desiring its own birth, now here for you and I to behold and contemplate. Joy!
I was inspired to follow my artistic inclinations by my father. Recognizing a young shape maker in the works, he gave me at age 11,The Art of Jean Arp, a book I treasure to this day. I consider Arp a major influence. My art teacher at Lawrence Academy, Horst Durshmidt, and my teachers at Kirby Sudios, Rosilyn and Ian Kirby, who introduced me to printmaking, were both instrumental in my career.