Brent Comber Originals
Brent Comber is an artist and designer creating sculpted objects, functional pieces, and designed environments. Brent initially began working with wood as a garden designer in the early 1990’s, creating pieces to compliment his Pacific Rim inspired gardens. Using solid pieces of wood, he found a new take on design that truly integrated with the landscape. It is his interpretation of the natural world that drives Brent to create pieces that reflect the stories that surround him.
Materials are sustainably sourced from the surrounding area, and milled at his oceanfront workshop and gallery. Through the exploration of materials; wood, stone, glass, resources are taken at their purest form and transformed into objects of recognition yet the fundamental elements remain. Brent takes care to ensure that every piece retains its story, its relationship with the greater system, and that this story remains visible throughout his body of work.
Brent is the fourth generation of his family to be raised within the Pacific Northwest. Ranging from residential to commercial installations, his aesthetic interpretation of the West Coast has been recognized both locally and globally, showing as far as Paris, London, Japan, Bora Bora and beyond. Brent continues to explore themes unique to the Pacific Northwest that connect people to this unparalleled setting and the history and dynamism of the landscape.
I work with locally sourced materials to create sculpted objects, functional pieces and designed environments. My work bridges the gap between art and functionality and is not easily classified. While the work itself is constantly evolving, I strive to honour the material’s origins in each piece. I have a deep respect for, and connection to, the Pacific Northwest. My body of work is founded on a reflection of place, place as in the physical environment but also as an experience within that environment. It is my interpretation of the natural world that drives me to create pieces that express the stories that surround us. Every piece I design begins with a story; whether it is something I have experienced or something that is more universal. My hope is to capture people’s attention and ignite an emotional and tangible connection to their surroundings.