***Artprize9*** - As Jax Anderson a.k.a. Flint Eastwood proclaimed "the road less traveled on, is where you find what you're looking for." That eternal search for truth, beauty, justice and love is what makes us all artists. The work we produce is a gift that we offer to humanity. It is a vision of healing for all to share. A message for the collective consciousness to agree on. ***Artprize8*** - My story of Victory begins with a prayer sent out to the universe... "I am ready to be used as the tool, that I was intended to be." An Artist. I have always been a creative person. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors in Fine Art. Afterward, when I returned to my homeland of Canada with a mastery of oil painting, I was co-founder of the Studio of Modern Graffiti. A residence and gallery for several talented artists. Tossed about by circumstance I ventured to Colorado, where I met my wife, Elizabeth. Like most people with an artistic side, I held down a "real job" to maintain a home and family. After ten years at a job that took its physical toll on my body, with an employer who let all employees know that they were replaceable. I recognized that it was time for the universe to hear my prayer. Searching for possible new employment on Craigslist, I came across a curious ad. "Looking for an Artist who can build sculptures from chair parts." With all the stars and planets aligned, my first contact with Steve Farland felt as if I were speaking with an older brother or uncle that I had known my entire life. His 26 year vision of building an army of soldiers out of chairs resonated deep into my soul. With no blue print for construction and being given 100% artistic licence, this was to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. And to take on a full time "job" as an artist, was a prayer and a dream come true. Never has the world seen chair art, taken to this magnitude. These 'Paladins of Pieces' stand in such grandeur, that I have witnessed people dissolve into tears. Overwhelmed by the shear energy that these peaceful figures emit. The soldiers of "Victory" are here to help the people of this world, rise up in unison. Una faccia, Una razza - One face, one race.
Brian's ArtPrize Entries
These are Brian's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Brian's Past Work
These are images of past work that Brian has done.