Artist

Brent Kee Young

“What you don’t see”

Upon returning from Japan…..

In ‘89 I was privileged to be selected to start the first glass program at a national university in Japan. Having that experience, working and being amongst Japanese culture was a humbling and life changing experience indeed.  Their art, thoughts on art and craft were reinforced in my work .....

“What you don’t see”

Upon returning from Japan…..

In ‘89 I was privileged to be selected to start the first glass program at a national university in Japan. Having that experience, working and being amongst Japanese culture was a humbling and life changing experience indeed.  Their art, thoughts on art and craft were reinforced in my work and continues to influence how I think.

Upon my return, an un-named collector asked this interesting question.  “How would you describe the difference between the art of China and Japan?”

After some contemplation, whether true or not, I answered in this way.  In Chinese art, the importance is placed on the image that you that you see.  In Japan, importance is placed on what you don’t see.  In all of my work, relevance is placed on space.  Evident in my early glass work such as the “Fossil Series” pieces, the thought of the importance of space, “what you don’t see” continues to play an important role.

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48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

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