Inspired by the mysteries of life, Morgan Brig’s copper and enamel works are both playful and contemplative. Her wall sculptures are typically conceived from the daily writings in her journal. There she explores, digs up, takes apart, and reassembles bits of human nature, looking for clarification or a new understanding of the transitions and contradictions that often lie within. Brig then layers these ideas through symbols, icons, and embedded text. Recent works include ceramic faces expressing the subtle emotions of the phrase voiced in the piece. She has a curiosity for the evolution of materials, and uses labor intensive methods of torching glass enamel, collecting found objects, and hand-hammering copper sheets, revealing her love of the process. Brig is profoundly captivated by concepts of alchemy and occult symbols, supporting her belief that the unknown is a powerful internal and external force that throughout our lives needs constant deciphering.
Morgan Brig was born in Seattle, Washington. She received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and now resides on Vashon Island in Washington State. Her copper and enamel sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including Washington, Idaho, California, and England.