We are excited to announce our 2018 Artist in Residence. Tyler Brumfield is a Missoula-based sculptor who will be creating work using Home ReSource materials through May. It is likely that we will track his progress on our ReSourcery blog. Please mark your calendars for a First Friday opening on June 1 in the Home ReSource Community Room! More details on that to come.
Here’s a little bit about Tyler:
Tyler Brumfield was born and raised in rural Oregon. He spent many summers on his grandfather’s small farm, learning how to work and build. He gained familiarity with tools and a fascination with tactile materials. His father taught him the value of work and perseverance from a young age, and his grandfather shared with him the satisfaction in making something with one’s own hands.
Tyler discovered his affinity for visual art at Western Oregon University. He quickly discovered an attraction to design, but sculpture was by far the most captivating. For Tyler, sculpture was the perfect marriage between working with his hands and academic study. His initial interest was nurtured and grown into technical skill, critical thought, and confidence.
Recently, Tyler moved to Missoula, Montana to pursue a Master’s of Fine Arts degree at the University of Montana. His recent work has been influenced by introductions to new methods and materials, as well as new knowledge and experiences. Tyler is excited to discover new relationships between material and form at Home Resource. He is excited to spend time in the yard hunting for materials and components to build sculptures with.