BRENT ARNOLD ART
I dreamed of being an artist since early childhood. I followed my dream through school with the intent of teaching at a college level. During my graduate program I lost contact with the meaning of art. All of the joy of creation destroyed by my analytical mind. Still a maker at heart I went from blacksmithing to becoming a residential builder. Currently my wife Pearl and I own a residential design build firm, Triple Aught Design Build LLC, www.3aught.com. Fortunately the joy of creation has returned after a week at Penland School of Craft where I took a course in encaustic. Encaustic feels like putting on a perfectly worn pair of shoes, everything about it feels right. All of my thoughts and intentions are enhanced by the medium. I AM BACK.
I realize now all of my work lies in-between two histories. My intent is to freeze a conversation and let the negative space between be the experience.