Brenden Scott French
Tectonic Trace #5, 2014
41 x 32 x 1 inches
Gift of the Beale children
Brenden Scott French was born in South Australia in 1969. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts in glass from Sydney College of the Arts in 1997, completed the Associate of Design Program at Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design in 1999, and received a Bachelor of Visual Arts with honors from Australian National University Canberra School of Art in 2003. French has been a Ranamok Glass Prize Finalist three times in addition to receiving the Stephen Proctor Fellowship and the Lino Tagliapietra International Scholarship. He completed multiple residencies at Canberra Glassworks, Australian National University Glass Workshop, University of South Australia, and Northlands Creative Glass Centre in Scotland. Recognized as one of Australia's most innovative artists, his work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston among others.
About Tectonic Trace #5
Employing a unique kiln-formed technique to create a mosaic-like effect composed of opaque glass, French's work explores themes of adaptation and survival that surface in times of conflict, invoking the idea of man vs. nature. The result of this process is a visually striking multi-element wall panel that simultaneously narrates a universal story while being suggestive of abstract expressionism.
Tectonic Trace #5 can be viewed in the main waiting area of the Jimmy Fund Clinic, Dana 3.