Using miniatures, found objects, animal parts, and glass in combination I augment one’s perception of reality or aspects of everyday life. My work explores the dual reality between surface culture and what is buried underneath.
When I use glass in my work, it is to draw on the material’s history as a lens and container to observe. I also implement its innate physical properties in order to add perspective. When you look through a window at a tree, you are not actually seeing the tree, but rather you are receiving information about that tree from the glass as light passes through it. This opens a dialogue about assumed knowledge through interpretation of what’s placed in and around the glass.
I layer elements of everyday life with imagery of death, morality, contradiction, and cultural issues that I am trying to understand better. I do this to get the viewer to think about the subject in a slightly different way or feel something they usually wouldn’t acknowledge. I don’t aim to make bold statements but to establish a dialogue about issues that affect our lives.
Jesse Bromm grew up in a small town outside Toronto. His relationship with sculpture originated with glass at Sheridan College. A hunger to learn about the world around him and express himself through art has led to the pursuit of other materials and practices such as taxidermy, 3d printing, and the use of found objects. Bromm is currently working as a production glassblower at Tsunami Glassworks and is preparing for a large trip across Canada funded by the Dalglish Family Foundation.