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by Jonathan Brilliant

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accidental public sculpture

It sometimes takes getting out of my own environment and being somewhere new to notice the details of the built world that I would otherwise miss in daily life. The process of being deposited somewhere foreign over the years and then immediately beginning a routine of installation work helps ground me. Another of the things Read more...

 
 

BR Day 5,6,7

The stick and sleeve form is primarily resolved at this point and I am beginning to shift focus to the pattern for the wall drawing. I am hoping to be prepped and laying in the espresso by late tomorrow or early Tuesday. I am really excited to see the tensioning cables and sleeves producing the Read more...

 
 

BR Day 3-4

Today the Community Coffee Company signature red coffee cup sleeves arrived. This should add some extra special local “color” to the work, unless one were color blind then it will just look like starbucks sleeves.

One of my proudest moments as an installation artist has to be seeing my first sculpture instructor Loren Schwerd in a Read more...

 
 

BR Day 1 – 2

The Red Stick PIece is off to a start.  Working while watching the Mississippi River has been really stimulating. This is the first time I think the view outside will directly impact the final outcome of the room. Tomorrow my calvary arrives.

Some dude named Odd left a painting in the room, I would’ve been fine Read more...

 
 

A year of less anxious production

I was once completely motivated by a sense of anxiety. A sense that if I didn’t constantly make stuff I’d lose my creative abilities. I confused mindless production with daily discipline. In many ways the over scheduling of my installations and exhibitions starting in late 2008 early 2009 and running through 2013 replaced mindless studio Read more...