Abstract Hand-Forged Metal Sculpture
Our newest addition to the Fire Arts Gallery is the metal work of Don Brehm. At different points and periods throughout Brehm's 80+ years, he's been an engineer, entrepreneur, industrial designer, real estate developer, manufacturer, and woodworker (and he’s certainly the only artist represented in the Fire Arts Gallery to have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Precision Engineering). The technique behind his abstract, hand-forged metal sculpture and functional work has been more than a little informed by his colorful resume, but it’s his passion for hands-on creating and his love of process that inspires his work. He begins each piece from raw steel, and it's through a system of heating, torch-cutting, grinding, abrasive blasting, hammering, and forging, that he produces the final piece. It’s an over-achieving process well suited to this over-achiever! Please note each sculpture is different. If you are interested in a specific sculpture, please call the gallery.