• Compression. Tension. Suspension
  • minimalistmania
  • Hickory Sticks
  • The Stir City Piece
  • Jonathan Brilliant : On Site
  • The Mankato Piece
  • The Clarksville Piece
  • Building a Universe
  • The Red Stick Piece
  • The HQ Piece
  • Campaign of Good Fortune
  • Out Of The Box
  • Woven Structure
  • In Tension.
  • Woven and Stacked.
  • The Cairns Piece
  • To Weave. To Stack. To Stain.
  • Make Ends Meet
  • Fine Lines, Found Textures, and First Impressions.
  • Weaving, Stacking, and Staining
  • Stick, Stack, Show
  • Have Sticks Will Travel @Artprize 2011
  • Field of Good Fortune
  • Two Rooms
  • Projecting the Sky So It can See Itself
  • Have Sticks Will Travel: Finale
  • The Bumbershoot Piece
  • Iced Beverage Basket
  • Mas Alla de Las Pallabras
  • The Ross Family Piece
  • Have Sticks Will Travel@18Rabbit
  • The Arkadelphia Piece
  • The Eternal Return Piece
  • Sticks, Straws, Sleeves & Lids
  • The Morton Piece
  • The Berlin Piece
  • The Memphis Piece
  • The Norman Piece
  • Vibrating Coffee Cups with Mocha Tone Generator
  • The City Gallery Piece
  • Big Water Bottle Basket
  • The Orangeburg Piece
  • The Dam Stuhltrager Piece
  • The Sumter Piece
  • Steel Constructions
  • Coffee cups
  • Rust Never Sleeps, 2006
  • Goldsworthy of the Coffee Shop
  • The Crushed Piece
  • Wire and Wood Constructions
  • Sticks, Straws, Sleeves & Lids

    January 15-February 23, 2010

    Columbia, SC

    Sticks, Straws, Sleeves and Lids:An Installation by Jonathan Brilliant

    January 15-February 23, 2010


    Sticks-50,000 wooden coffee stir sticks woven in place and held by tension

    Straws-Drinking straws liberated from local coffee shops are inserted one into another to form a meandering line through the gallery walls.

    Sleeves-Coffee cup sleeves are inserted one into another and wedged in place with tension to form a loop from floor to wall to ceiling.

    Lids-Black, Brown, and White coffee cup lids are affixed to the wall in three circles, each with a radiating center pattern.

    Works on Paper
    The Norman Print-Woven Stir Stick Monoprint with embossing
    Sleeve Mandala-Coffee Cup Sleeve collagraph
    The Norman Print-Woven Stir Stick Monoprint with embossing


    “Sticks Straws Sleeves and Lids Creates beauty from the Mundane”

    “Coffee Stirrer as High Art”, Free Times of Columbia

    “Coffee Art in a Gallery Space” Columbia City Paper

    “Novelty Aside Coffee Shop Art Beautiful” Carolina Culture art blog