Portrait of You, Bronze, 24", 2000
Self Portrait, Bronze, 24" (now with yellow patina), 2004
Polaroid by Jonathan Safir
Bronze Sculptures by Courtney Brown
What the viewer will see, in part, are symbols and representations of ancientness, the impression of artifacts. I seek to express a sense of timelessness in my art, as I address the decay, mortality and rebirth cycles inherent to our world.
Bronze is such a great medium to express qualities of clay and other natural substances, as well as man-made or industrial material qualities. There is also an aspect of great age to bronze, with its many monuments through all of human times, that stretch forward into the future when our own monuments have become ancient.
I do make predictions in my work, it is part science fiction as well as history. Through my sculpture I often explore the intersection of the past, present and future, where there is archaeology and archetype. I see a future full of anachronisms, just as in the present.