Brian Phillips reclaims unwanted materials and puts them back together. Just like he did with his life.
Brian’s art is thematically simple: He finds broken stuff nobody wants, then takes it home to make something beautiful out of it. But the results are textured, striking and emotionally profound.
He’s always been a dumpster diver, trash picker-upper, and stuff collector. He’d gather hubcaps, quarters, nails, and anything he could find to take back to his playhouse. As an adult, taking up art as a career healed Brian from his own state of brokenness. 25 years ago, he was suicidal. Today, his work is commissioned all over Texas. Because, as Brian says, when something’s broken, there’s already character built into it.