The Act of Creation – Stone Sculptures by Christophe Gordon Brown
It’s only happened a few times in the past, but it’s great when you discover local talent by accident. This week I bumped in to the work of Christophe Gordon-Brown, a British artist that’s based in Cambridge, UK. He makes beautiful sculptures from stone, and what’s great about them is the simplicity in the shapes and how Christophe is able to let the material speak for itself.
Some are dynamic and fluid, others are structured and orderly, but I’m especially in awe of the circular forms that he’s been making. All of which have a void going through the middle. It reminds me of the enso (or circle) in Zen Buddhism, which is used to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. It also symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void).
Even if Christophe doesn’t mean to use this as a conceptual thought, I like his forms and really admire the simplicity in his work. Here’s a few images from his portfolio, I’d recommend to look at his website because there’s also some smaller works for sale. You can also check out his “Design Ideas” page that showcases his drawings and where the forms derive from. Fantastic stuff.