Brian Alan Beck



I believe that the process of generating a work is just as important as the concept behind it. Now that machines can reproduce almost anything, the unseen part of my work, the process of creating it, has become an increasingly meaningful to me, as I feel the human connection to hand-made objects is both essential and indescribable.

I use traditional tools and techniques, striving to find that place in the creative process where I lose myself in the interaction of making. The ideas I start from can involve anything from German folklore to geometric shapes in my environment. Whatever material or a technique I use to develop it draws me in and eventually takes on a voice of its own, directing my choices and letting me lose myself in the process of responding.