Bryon Draper Marble and Bronze Figurative Sculpture
Our sculpture by Bryon Draper measures 36 by 9 by 9 inches and is a fine example of his distinctive style and techniques.
Of his distinctive style, the artist states, "My fragmented figure sculptures interchange selected, cast bronze fragments of figures with blocks of natural stone. Stone adds a gestured force that binds the elements together. The fine art sculptures give the viewer the opportunity to participate visually and connect the segments of the incomplete figure in an understandable way. I try not to impose any particular meanings but, rather, to develop layers or suggestions of possible inference and leave the viewer to interject associations."
"I am drawn, in part, to the use of intentional fragmentation of the figure as a result of my interest in the sculptural ruins of antiquity. The human ability to interpret meaning through the arrangement of fragments of information is fascinating. Through this assimilation we construct our reality. My sculptures are deliberately contemplative in nature: they should stimulate the viewer toward deep introspection.”
Mr. Draper achieved a Master of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii. He is Associate Professor of Sculpture at Brigham Young University where he has taught since 2005.