"Detroit City", bronze sculpture, steel base, 24" x 12" x 8"
Is Detroit sinking, or is it rising? It's a question I've been wondering about since I was a kid growing up there.
Patina detail, Detroit City
War Dog, bronze sculpture by Courtney Brown
War Dog is a sculpture about sham, the artifice of violence. It is blind, dumb, worn out.
The form the sculpture takes was inspired by Lee Bontecou's early work. (See the photo right) She has always been a favorite and an inspiration.
This sculpture has a story of coincidence and miracle behind it involving the unexpected survival of a tiny dove at a time when I was reading about the history of the Black Madonna. Their stories became intertwined, as they both were Diopetes, the one who falls to earth.
Three bronze wolf masks, each 14" x 9", wall hung
Two wolf head sculptures hanging on wall, Courtney Brown