Brenda Stace Chat chooses to make art by upcycling discarded materials. She has remained true to this advice and insistent in discovering the rich but silent history instilled in abandoned objects that are capable of becoming conduits of symbolic meaning.
Piano dinosaurs are experiencing the modern day musical cataclysm and they are dying out, their carcasses lie rotting in the wastelands. Brenda is collecting their bones and listening to their unique stories, so that we can remember a time before planned obsolescence, when things were built to last. The results are unique scuptural tributes to each piano.
The end product is more like a tapestry than a piano, woven together of hammers, strings and keys. Reinvigorated colors and shadows now articulate the elements the way sounds once did.
The wall hanging sculptures from finely crafted materials arte the antithesis to mass-production and bring a striking and unusual elegance to this four-day exhibition.