Brad Connell - Atlanta, Georgia
"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon. I want to know his thoughts, the rest are details." - Albert Einstein
My work is about the relationship between parts and the whole; pattern recognition and the structures that begin to emerge upon examination of these patterns.
I create my work the way nature creates the universe. I begin with a pattern, make multiples of this pattern, and use them to construct a structure. When I pour molten metal into the mold, the sculpture takes on a life of its own. This is when it is truly born.
Brad Connell is a native of Atlanta, GA. He began his art and design studies at GA Tech’s School of Architecture in the late ‘80s. In 1997 he received his BFA from GA State University’s School of Art and Design. He moved to Lexington, KY in 1998 and earned his MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2001 where he spent the next eight years teaching drawing and sculpture. In 2005 he opened Prometheus Art Foundry which he owns with his wife, Amanda. The foundry is located at Prometheus Farm in Lexington where they live with their two daughters.