Brian Maupin

Discipline: Metal

Artist Statement:

Brian Maupin is a Dallas native and UT Austin graduate with a full time profession in Marketing. Brian was the recipient of the 1989 Wendy and Emery Reves Art Scholarship and has had a lifetime pursuit of expressions in creativity through airbrusing, woodworking, vintage restorations, and metalwork. His current work with discarded metal tools, household items and eWaste demonstrates his playful perspective and artistic motivation to give a new life and purpose to the discarded. The new sculptures have dual meanings with a nod to the storied past of the individual items while also working together for a new purpose. This visually expresses Brian’s hopeful theme of gathering up the discarded for a collective good and being reborn with purpose. There is no end of life when a creative energy is still at work.