After living in north London for 17 years, Rogan Brown moved into two hectares of remote wild forest inside a French national park. With only the sound of birds and wind, where storms knock out telecoms and electricity is regularly brought down, nature’s beauty and power infiltrated Brown’s art - shifting his work from painted, urban scenes to paper sculptures of organic, natural forms. He works in complete meditative silence, hand- or laser-cutting for eight or nine hours per day, for weeks or even months at a time, layering the cut paper to capture light and shadow, creating three-dimensional, intricate, and delicate sculptures.
Hedge, issue 31, August 2014, pp58-64
Rogan Brown, Small Kernel, 2013
Laser-cut and hand-cut paper. 94 x 80 x 7 cm
Courtesy of the artist and DegreeArt.com