Material and Technique
Lathe Turned, Sandblasted
9"H x 5.25"W x 4.75"D
About The Work
Four axis tube form turned and carved from green oak, and sandblasted after seasoning. A stylized interpretation of the giant Baobab trees found on the island of Madagascar.
Brosi's work is typified by simple, reduced forms, turned over multiple axis' from wet wood. After turning, the pieces are left to distort as they dry before being sandblasted to reveal the grain. Brosi works in distinct sculptural series, each communicating a concept or expressing an idea. Some series use carving, texturing, and metals, to achieve this end. He is driven by a desire to expose the honesty and imperfection in the material, often bleaching or ebonizing the sandblasted wood so that all the viewer is left with are form and texture.