Brett was born in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received a BFA degree from Texas Tech University in 1983.
He is an artist, maker-of-things, collaborator, and entrepreneur. His body of work ranges from figurative and architectural to modern and abstract. From wall panels to large-scale outdoor public sculptures, Brett’s works have been exhibited and collected throughout the US with emphasis on the southwestern states.
Continuing to be a creative force in the Santa Fe art community, Brett works out of his own studio on his own projects as well as helping others fulfill their dreams.
"I like to make things,
things that have beauty, design,
I want to keep creating and doing my best."
My artwork often references American history and the mystery of science and space. It explores the varying relationships between man and machine, technology, industry, and fine art. My work reproduces complex mechanical structures and breaks them down and transforms them into minimal abstractions. Nostalgic yet futuristic, the sculptures celebrate the history of industry and our romance with big ideas. Bronze, stainless, stone, glass, and mild steel are materials I use to create detailed, made-to-last works. Subject matter and site of the project determines the materials and the forms of the work. During research and production, new areas of interest develop and lead to the next body of work.
“Turbo Hay Burner” Life size Private
Allied Signal/Honeywell 6’ x 5’ x 3’ Bronze /Stainless
SEINNHIESER 34” x 18” x 4” Steel/Stainless
FIRST AMERICAN STATE BANK