Sunset Elevator

Sunset Elevator, stoneware , cone 6 oxidation, 14 x 5 x 8

Inspiration for Brian Roberts' work comes from his agricultural background of managing a family farm for many years. His stoneware sculptures reference the familiar architectural icons of the farm - silos, grain elevators, barns and sheds. Brian writes, "Most of these buildings are in essence, vessels for containment. I am drawn to the purity of the geometric forms of these buildings and to the visual complexity of their weathered surfaces."

Brian is an Associate Professor of Art at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He has a B.A. from Central College, a M.A. in Art Education from Iowa State University, and a M.F.A. in both sculpture and metals from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His work has been in solo and group exhibitions across the country.

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