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” Three Towers, Two Bridges

2010

Dimensions:  Approximately 1000′ x 1483′

Materials: Found Objects (The Petronas Twin Towers)  and Functional Binocular Vision.

This piece is currently the tallest sculpture in the world,  Standing over 1000 feet taller than Ian Ritchie Architects’ “Spire of Dublin” and Anish Kapoor’s proposal for the 2012 Olympics.

It is also the worlds tallest stereoscopic sculpture, and was created to explore aspects of: human perception,  corporeality/reality,  and authorship.


“The Human Animal in Relation to Others, Animate or Otherwise”

2009

Dimensions:

Triptych:  Approximately  60″ x 30″

Tetraptych: Approximately  80″ x 30″

Pentaptych: Approximately  100″ x 30″

Materials:  Oil,  Spraypaint,  Gold Leaf on Laser-cut Birch Panels.

These polyptychs are a stereoscopic painting.  It is not a stereoscopic image in the traditional sense, in that it does not produce the illusion of depth however, it employs a cross convergence viewing technique associated with stereoscopic photography. To my knowledge this work is the first of it’s kind; and so, is rather strangely titled.

(From left to right:) The first image in the triptych is titled: “Raptor”; the second: “Human”; the third: “Feline”. The triptych (which can be viewed normally) is titled: “Predators”.
The first image in the tetraptych is titled: “Raptor”; the second: “Mutually Beneficial Symbiotes 1″/”Falconer”; the third: “Mutually Beneficial Symbiotes 2″/”Mouser”; the fourth: “Feline”.  The tetraptych (viewable only by the cross convergence viewing technique and existing physically only in the mind of the observer successfully using that technique) is titled: “Mutually Beneficial Symbiosis”.
The first image in the The pentaptych is titled: “Raptor”/”Pet 1”; the second: “Mutually Beneficial Symbiotes 3″/”Friends 1″/Foes 1”; the third: “Captives”/”Super-Predation”; the fourth: “Mutually Beneficial Symbiotes 4″/”Friends 2″/”Foes 2”; the fifth: “Feline”/”Pet 2”.  The pentaptych (also viewable only by the cross convergence viewing technique and existing physically only in the mind of the observer succesfully using that technique) is titled: “Predation/Cohabitation”.
The over-arching (meta)title (encompassing the triptych, tetraptych, pentaptych, and all six individual images) is titled: “The Human Animal in Relation to Others, Animate or Otherwise”

“Color Theory 2.0 Stereo Experiment 23”

2009

Physical Dimensions: Variable

Visual Dimensions:  Variable, Largest Visual Size Approximately 2x Physical Size

Materials: Variable, and Functional Binocular Vision.

This is one of my stereoscopic color theory experiments.

It was created to explore aspects of:  Color Theory,  perception, and   corporeality/reality.

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Artist Statement: I further my work by crossing a boundary from fashion to wearable and non-wearable art. In any of my works I use the differences between fiber arts of today and the functional uses they had in the past. I play with the ideals of women today and women of the past and how both of them disappoint one another.

Ribbon

2008

3’x2’

Joshua Tree Leaves, Chicken Wire

Woven Joshua Tree leaves as a study of ribbon under a microscope.

Recycled Fashion

2009

34 B

Magazine pieces, interfacing, lining

Different pieces of fashion magazines put together to create a new garment.

Fitted

2008

Size 8

Puzzle pieces, duct tape

Woven duct tape as lining and 2300 puzzle pieces fit together.

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Artist Statement:


My Home Workbook

2009

13 x 20

Archival Inkjet Print

Losing Myself In the Dishes

2008

13 x 19

Archival Inkjet Print

My Home Workbook

2009

13 x 20

Archival Inkjet Print

My Curtsy

2008

13 x 20

Archival Inkjet Print

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Brett Berres

Artist Statement: My art is about elevating mechanical aesthetics to push the boundaries between a constructed machine and a crafted artwork. My background in engineering and mechanics creates a unique blend of industry and art.

A Big Waste of Time

2009

18” x 10” x 6”

Wood, flocked plexi-glass, neon, slow rpm motor, gear, and a chain

This piece has a revolving chain that bundles on itself on the bottom.

Phototaxis

2009

24” x 18” x 8”

Copper piping, neon, cigar box, moths made of glass electrodes, and solder over copper mesh

Neon with broken glass, glass moths with copper wings, and a copper piping framework.

Collection

2010

54” x 4” x 5”

Steel, neon, and paper

This Steel tube holds a rod framework around a single neon tube.

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Artist Statement: Science is our most effective tool for understanding the world. And if we understand, we can act. Among my deepest ambitions is to understand my world, and I consider a work of art successful if I leave it with new insight. My approach to art reflects my background in science. I value art as a tool to observe, experiment, and present. Beyond this, as an artist I must use my insights to create something that compels and connects with people emotionally and inspires them to act to change something about themselves or their world.

Day Table

2010

1’d x 3’h x 4’w

bird’s eye maple, electronic components

Shaker-style table that acts as a record of the previous day by sensing ambient light levels in its environment and displaying them through 24 LED strips embedded just below its surface.

One Hour in Phoenix

2009

variable dimensions

video

Documentation of the human and desert landscapes in and around Phoenix, Arizona and the spatial patterns each produces over time as the two exist independently and interact.

Band Saw Safe

2008

8″d x 6″h x 10″w

basswood, oil-based stain

The 13 drawers of this band-saw box rotate rather than open outward. Objects for safekeeping are placed into the large, central drawer through a hole in the bottom of the box. Since the arrows on the front of each drawer point toward the drawer’s open side, objects may be moved from one drawer to another by first lining up the arrows on the two drawers and then rotating the entire box so that the objects fall from the first drawer to the second.

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Artist Statement: My work integrates video projection into sculpture, while focusing on using wood, found objects, and mixed media as a primary medium. Advancing technology and experimentation allow me to incorporate new processes, methods and materials into my work. The exploration of materials and methods encourage my ideas for projects and and act as a basis for ideas.

Laced Up

2009

7’’ x 10’’ x 12’’

Honduran Mahogany and compressed wood

Carved out of wood, this corset sculpture reflects on conformity among women in culture, along with the resulted beauty of conforming.

You’re The One

2009

8’ x 5’ x 7’

Video Projection, wood, claw-foot bathtub, rubber ducks

This video installation with projection exposes voyeuristic fantasies while revealing hidden realities, and allowing the viewer to interact and physically take something.

Tangled

2009

5’ x 2.5’ x 1’

Steel rod and aluminum

An organic tangled web of welded metal rods interacting with each other in such a way that they appear to be static, while having motion simultaneously, and combine an industrial feel with an organic one.


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Artist Statement: Through the art making process in sculpture, I explore the human condition in the form of a decaying aesthetic. The questioning of existence, purpose, and personal struggle are a constant inspiration to me as well as forgotten or neglected iconic imagery. I find that these images project an unattractive beauty which I personally identify with, and will continue to explore.

Untitled (Medallion)

2009

12″ x 12″

Bronze, Wood, Velvet, Batting

By focusing on craft and technique, this medallion glorifies a vintage Air Force symbol, and was designed as a decorative wall piece.

Suitcase

2009

15″ x 12″

Found object, Fabric, Embroidery floss

This piece juxtaposes a man during and after war time, who is finding out that by the different suits he wears, his identity is extracted.

Untitled (Self-Portrait)

2007

7′ x 3′ x 3′

Mixed Media

By composing the vintage object of an exaggerated gramophone, I explored the idea of an identity with a forgotten icon. Much like a movie star from the mid century who has lost her appeal to an audience, this icon is also tarnished and projects the beauty of decay.

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