Brett Freund

Brett Freund investigates patterns of aesthetics and symbols in order to produce a mash-up of form and imagery by exploring the decorative nature of the highbrow and the surplus of culture.  

His work reflects on definitions of preciousness and value.  How does an object qualify itself as being important?  Is it rare like a diamond, does it take time to grow like a crystal or is it a symbol that references a status or identity?  Most importantly, how can an artist explore cultural hierarchies without undermining the possibility of a growing craftsmanship?

Brett received his MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and was recently awarded the Lormina Salter Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks. 
He exhibits nationally in the United States and was chosen as 2012 Emergency Artist by Ceramics Monthly.
Self Replicating by Brett Freund