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Sunset Sculpture

Kurtis Brand

United States

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Size: 30 W x 40 H x 1.5 D in

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Note: This piece will be made to order and you should allow an extra week for delivery. Thanks! Each piece I do like this is a little different due to subtle color, tonal and textural variation. They love mid century modern and minimal interiors. Each of these beloved pieces is made by hand, "hecho en Guatemala". My story: After the birth of our daughter, we decided to take an extended 4 month vacation from NYC to the sublimely serene and beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Lacking the ability to find quality art materials to make my abstract paintings, I decided to start making art from whatever I could find locally. After this transition, my art was forever changed, and I was so enamored with the people and culture of Guatemala that we decided to make this our home. Pita Plastica is what the locals use throughout Central America for packing everything imaginable and carrying their wares to and from the local markets. I choose to work with this material because it is constantly evolving. The way the light is absorbed and reflected causes the work to subtly change throughout the day. Because the work uses a common commercially made material that has a beautiful and subtle sheen to it, the pieces have a strange familiarity and pop-like feel to them. The use of contemporary geometric abstract compositions lend them a sleek modernity.

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Sculpture:Textile on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:30 W x 40 H x 1.5 D in

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I am a multi-disciplinary artist. For the last decade, I have lived in New York, Guatemala, San Francisco, and Connecticut amongst and passionately absorbed a culture of vast extremes which lends a poetic, immediate and visceral quality to my work. Guatemala is a place of the heart and I want to viewer share in the amazing experiences I have here on a daily basis. Traversing the pueblos and connecting with the people of this extraordinary culture offers me endless inspiration and the stories that are told through my work are unique and deeply personal. The quotidian material culture that I see around me becomes the medium for my work. Materials like volcanic ash from the active and violent volcano that lives in my back yard, corn masa, the dough that is used to make tortillas that provides sustenance to an extremely impoverished nation, natural plant dyes, upcycled reused denim fabrics, sustainably farmed wood for my frames, natural twine made from the maguey cactus, concrete and rebar that is used to make most of the homes here all become a part of my work. The other aspect of my work is my meditation practice and my desire to express what I realize and discover through that meditation. I feel that this world we occupy is on the brink of extreme change and it is our job as citizens of this planet to make a positive stand environmentally, emotionally, and intellectually and contemplative practice is essential to help our culture evolve into the potential of kindness, love, compassion, and empathy. This part of my work attempts to express the connection we have as people and the oneness of all sentient beings. I was educated at Ohio University in painting and the Maryland Institute College of Art in design. I have exhibited in Ohio, Maryland, Washington DC, New York, and Guatemala, amongst other places, and am collected by a wonderful group of patrons internationally.

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