I fabricate sculptural constructions because it is the synthesis of my passions. The forms are the integration of architecture, music, and nature. My method is not to imitate nature. It is conceived as a parallel structural creative process. Insight gained during the creation of each work provides the inspiration for the next. I continue to search for expressive relationships as of yet unexplored. I work with the materials, history, and geography of the Midwest, while seeking to communicate universal themes through these explorations. The meaning of the work is inherent in the physical properties and formal relationships experienced by the individual encountering it.
Brian Ferriby is a professional sculptor and arts educator. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He teaches art and design courses at the Art Institute of Michigan in Novi, where he is currently the Faculty Lead for Art Foundations. He is also working on commissioned public art pieces around the Midwest, and is represented by the River Gallery in Chelsea.