Musical instruments, antique telephones, and half-a-century old cash registers are fascinating to behold on their own, but when re-worked by the nimble hands of Greg Brotherton they rise to become mythological objects of intrigue. The San Diego based artist creates meticulously detailed sculpture, using steel, wood, glass, concrete and unusual found objects. Inspired by the dystopian fiction of the early 20th century, Brotherton’s work revolves around themes of escape and discovery.
Brotherton, also the co-founder of the Device Gallery in San Diego, says, “I strive to create heroic icons from our ever evolving cultural saga. Icons that juxtapose mythology with pop culture and invest ordinary objects with fantastic, sometimes diabolical, function.”
See more of Brotherton’s work here.