FILM: Nature is all around us, but are we interwoven and inseparable from the story of landscape? An artist weaves us through the transformative experience of a recent project and discovery of our connection to the natural world.
Brent Comber is an artist and designer creating sculpted objects, functional pieces, and designed environments. Comber initially began working with wood as a garden designer in the early 1990’s, creating pieces to compliment his Pacific Rim inspired gardens. Using solid pieces of wood, he found a new take on design that truly integrated with the landscape. It is his interpretation of the natural world that drives him to create pieces that reflect the stories that surround him.
Materials are sustainably sourced from the surrounding area, and milled at Comber's oceanfront workshop and gallery. Through the exploration of materials: wood, stone, glass, resources are taken at their purest form and transformed into objects of recognition yet the fundamental elements remain. He takes care to ensure that every piece retains its story, its relationship with the greater system, and that this story remains visible throughout his body of work.
Comber is the fourth generation of his family to be raised within the Pacific Northwest. Ranging from residential to commercial installations, his aesthetic interpretation of the West Coast has been recognized both locally and globally, showing as far as Paris, London, Japan, Bora Bora, and beyond. He continues to explore themes unique to the Pacific Northwest that connect people to this unparalleled setting and the history and dynamism of the landscape.