Old books, records, tapes, maps, and other media frequently fall into a realm that too much of today’s art occupies. Their intended role has decreased or deceased and they often exist simply as symbols of the ideas they represent rather than true conveyers of content. … When an object’s intended function is fleeting, the necessity for a new approach to its form and content arises.
"The altering and transformation of vintage books into intricate and innovative new sculptures is inspiring. The usage of unique literature itself, the extensive study and his reaction to this, shows extensive concentration. Through the pages he finds a perfect balance between conceptions and explores an new way of looking into literal imagery like a puzzle. The journey into unvealing a concealed story is so strong, it illuminates a new way of looking at books. He has evolved in the greatest sense in finding the hidden treasures books provide. A mind bogling and facinating use of old materials which shows a creativeness swayed to his hand. He carves and sculps away into a new dimention which elevates the reader between the lines, to a higher unseen level."
"To me it's the perfect mix of creativity and technical ability. So many artists are masters of one or the other but Brian's work is amazing to me on so many levels. I get lost in his work and it provokes so much thought that he's got to be one of my favorites."
"Brian’s reinvention of the book is no shorter than extraordinary. If his sculptures were made on a computer I would be impressed but the fact that they are each hand carved convinces me that he is a genius."