Collection of Hand Cut Brass Flowers
A collection of original brass flowers possibly by artist Kirk Maxson. Seven stems with multiple intricately hand cut brass flowers.
Kirk Maxon’s work reflects his appreciation for the magic inherent in nature. This understanding was fostered by family walks and mushroom foraging with his mother growing up in Oregon. Kirk continues to forage for his botanical muses that he then turns into perfectly detailed metal sculptures. Living in San Francisco his recent work is influenced by urban plants that often go unnoticed or unappreciated. They represent a City of survivors.
Kirk manipulates metal in the same way you might see done with paper. His specimens are photographed, photocopied then cut into patterns that he uses to meticulously cut his metal herbarium installations.
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- CREATOR Kirk Maxson.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1990-2000.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Brass.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS All: H 23 in. W 12 in. D 10 in., Each Flower: H 23 in. W 10 in. D 6 in. (varies)
Kirk Maxson moved to San Francisco in 1992, and lived in the Mission and participated in the San Francisco Mission School art scene. He exhibited artwork in the seminal exhibition spaces of Adobe books, Ascena, and ESP during the height of the Mission School.
Subsequently he has created multiple permanent site-specific installation for corporate collections including ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Bellevue, WA, UBM, San Francisco, CA, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA, Morgan Stanley Corporate Collection, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Collection, Avant Corporate Collection, Menlo Park, CA and Fresh Connection Corporation, Lafayette, CA.
He has also created numerous installations for private residences. He is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, and has previously worked with Eli Ridgeway Gallery and the Gensler Architecture firm in San Francisco.