Morgan Brig’s mixed-media sculptures explore the mysteries of life with a playful and contemplative tone. Drawing on human nature and her daily writings in her journal, she layers themes within the work through symbols, icons, and embedded text. “Rummaging around just under the surface is a favorite past time of mine. Interesting emotions live there which I love to dig up, take apart and reassemble.” Physically, those layers include etched metal, patinated enamel, ceramic, and found objects.
The incorporation of found objects provides a sense of familiarity, but the viewer is asked to reconsider the elements within a new context. There is also a playfulness inspired by the artist’s love of old metal and tin toys. She explains this as a “need to lay humor right next to truth or fear in my work.”
Morgan Brig received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and now resides in Washington State. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including Washington, Idaho, California, and England.
Morgan Brig, Ceramic, copper, brass, mixed media, 10 x 8 x 5 inches