Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – William Brigham

Artist: William Brigham

Exhibition:  Altered Carbon

Media: wood, metal base(copper,brass)

Gallery:CSULB School of Art, Dutzi-gallery

Website: theartificery.com

Instagram: @theartificery


 About the Artist:

William Brigham is currently in his last semester at CSULB. He transferred from OCC and will get his B.A. in Metal  this semester. He enjoys working with metals because he likes to create “cool stuff that’s practical”. I asked him what types of knives he is interested in and he told me that he liked the curves of Persian knives. He described how he found American bowie knives to be not very pleasing to look at.


Formal Analysis:

William makes different types of pieces with metal. In his collection you will see many different types of knives and various other pieces.  The process he used to form the pieces is called layering. He would layer various materials and press them together before finally cutting them to a desired shape. William found this process to be his favorite when he is making his pieces.

Content Analysis:

Williams exhibition contained many cool looking pieces. The knives all had unique patterns that are layered int them. Even the hardwood handles on the knives were intricately shaped.


I really enjoyed all of William’s pieces. His knives were very amazing and the patterns that he layered into them were all fantastic. When I ever have the funds I would love to have a commissioned piece from William. The whole time I was there my eyes kept on going back to the intricate designs on a pocket watch he had on display.






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