Savage, Brian

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Brian Savage is a multi-disciplinary

artist, designer and sculptor working in a variety of mediums and materials. In both cast and welded metal, he often finds a complimentary tone and strength. In reclaimed and deteriorated materials, he finds history and a new story to venture. Savage’s subject matter has an equal diversity – musical instrument forms, land and ocean creatures, indigenous ritual and mythology, deterioration, abandoned civilizations, life cycles in gestation, and many others.

Growing up in coastal Maine, island life was filled with the excitement of strong storms, self-sufficiency, lobster fishing, and playing among the remains of a nineteenth-century granite quarrying operation that had sent carved granite to build cities along the eastern seaboard. The unearthed granite carvings and broken pieces of sculpture had an effect on his aesthetic sensibilities and his sense of ethereal story. The images contained in his first books during the early 1970’s; The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau, seeded his curiosity and exploration of our natural world and its life cycles. Other books in the family library had great influence too – African Mythology and Art and Conran’s New House Book. The library is where Brian spent countless hours of imagining the lives of the people and the art and artifacts they would create.

Brian has lived in Les Iles-de-la Madeleine, Baja Mexico, Costa Rica, and now Hawaii, since 2017.

Brian attended Northeastern University, studying engineering and African music and culture; the University of Maine, studying geology and art history; Massachusetts College of Art – studying art performance, interrelated media, design, advertising, and Asian and Polynesian art; and UCLA, studying writing for feature film.

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