These are freestanding metal sculptures, representing figurative forms. Each of the figures stands on various elements, maybe a round base representing a circle of ground from a beloved homeland, a rocking boat, a rooftop or other interpretive component.
The figures are meant to express the grace and strength of the human spirit to persevere through life’s challenges.
The “Refugee Series” premiere feature exhibit
will take place
June - December 2019
at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at ASU Boone, NC
Events are being planned to share information about the refugee crisis,
and there will be an artist’s gallery talk, in conjunction with the sculpture exhibition.
The “Refugee” Sculptures are made of steel with patina and oil paint.
The sculptures pictured range in height from 4.5 feet to 6.5 feet
Please contact the studio for images and information on available pieces in this series.
Detail of sculpture # 7
Each sculpture is numbered and documented by the artist
Artist Bill Brown became aware of the expanding worldwide refugee crisis in late 2015. This new body of work began to evolve from that growing awareness and the artist’s desire to help refugee organizations.
Brown’s hope is that this work and it’s narrative will serve to bring awareness to the worldwide refugee crisis and encourage engagement toward solutions. The artist has made a commitment to donate $500. from each refugee sculpture sale to organizations focused on addressing the crisis. (link for each below)
Bill Brown lives in the mountains of North Carolina, USA. A full time artist working predominantly in metal, creating a broad range of sculpture from large-scale outdoor works to smaller interior work.
Refugee organizations currently supported through the artist’s contributions
the organization links will open in separate windows