Artist StatementThe unknown, uncertain and unexplained are the driving forces behind my creative process. Primarily made from clay, my sculptures also include other elements carefully added with great attention to detail. These non-clay parts adorn the works and either blend seamlessly with the ceramic base, or starkly contrast it, adding visual interest. My otherworldly artworks provoke wonder and examination, generating an intangible human experience through curiosity, caution, attraction and fear. While some are symbolic of situations encountered around our world, all of these obscure oddities help convey a message regarding this mysterious life we live, in a universe yet to be fully explored.
Brad Blair is an emerging artist living in northern Maryland who earned his MFA from Florida State University in the Spring of 2014. Prior to moving to Tallahassee, Florida, he gained a B.S. Degree in Art and Design, with a focus in ceramics, from Towson University in 2009. While pursuing his graduate degree, Brad focuses on creating unworldly artwork that stems from interests in the biological sciences, cryptozoology, the future of genetic engineering, and the unknown. These works are primarily made from clay with other elemnts added to help convey concept. They can be needy, invasive, harmful, helpful, curious, unpredictable, highly intelligent and oh so productive when 'engineered' correctly.