Mark Brady 

Artist Statement

Making things has always been a part of the human experience. We, as a society, have lost the collective skills that used to be part of daily life and we have relegated making and repair objects to a select group of people. We have become distant from how things are made and maintained.

We are highly dependent upon objects but these objects are functionally become abstract and intangible to us.  The internet and software exist in the “cloud” ever prevalent in our lives but they do not exist in the physical world. 

My work is about making and doing, even if my objects don’t. I like ideas that take a physical form that is, things that you can see, touch, smell and maybe taste. My work is a response to our social disengagement from basic craft and trade. My work is meant to excite the imagination.