Today’s featured artist is metal /kinetic sculptor Greg Brotherton. Born in 1968 in Aims, Iowa, Brotherton spent most of his youth in Utah and Colorado. After graduating in 1987 with a degree in graphic design from the Academy of Art in Colorado, Brotherton moved to California where he worked as a commercial artist for the next twenty years.
Brotherton has a compulsive and consuming drive to build things: “I strive to create heroic icons from our ever evolving cultural saga. Icons that juxtapose mythology with pop culture and invest ordinary objects with fantastic, sometimes diabolical, function.”
Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, Brotherton’s pieces “originate from a disordered mechanical history, often revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture.”
Brotherton’s scultpures have been exhibited throughout the US as well as receiving international recognition. In 2007, he was invited to serve as the featured artist at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference in Monterey, California.