The beautiful glass sculptures of American artist Brady Steward are inspired as much by the natural world they are an exploration of the means by which humans have influenced and transformed that world. Steward’s sculptures feature organic, flowing forms, with a strong emphasis on texture and movement, often elucidated by the infusion of bright color. His three-dimensional compositions are elegant and purposeful, with each piece pulsing with meaning.
Steward’s work is influenced by his observations of the world around him, by elements of biology, water, geology, the environment, food and chemicals, and how these things intersect with and affect both human consciousness and spirituality. As Steward explains, “Glass… is a good medium to explore ideas of fluidity and changing organisms, as well as spiritual welfare… [And I create] with my instincts guiding me and flowing into the final result.” Indeed, this work provides an important portal through which the viewer can consider the complex intersections between our unfolding lives and the natural elements that surround us.
To view a video about the artist, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOiqj0qZ3Y and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQVTFwT7cEM