Aaron T. Brown
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 silent 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.
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