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Brian Becher

"I use traditional techniques in a modernistic way to create all of my works."

Brian Becher has been working with glass for the last twelve years. In that time, he has explored many directions and techniques in regards to the creation of his work. In all of Becher's pieces, he tries to create a synthesis between an age-old tradition and modern appeal. Using a color palette that is primarily modern, Becher creates forms that are classical in nature and achieve a balance between line, form, and color.

One of Brian Becher's primary interests is the investigation of pattern, such as the patterns found on textiles or in baskets. In the Color Weave Series, Becher builds up the color layer by layer with the use of glass rods. Each layer is manipulated as it is built. Subsequent layers are added and treated in a similar way, thus creating an inner woven network of lines and color. This allows an infinite number of designs to be created and an extremely dramatic finished work. In all of Brian Becher's pieces, he seeks to achieve a univesal sense of beauty.

Brian Becher received a BFA from Ohio State University.

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