Canadian artist Jesse Bromm creates subversive miniature landscapes using a combination of found objects, animal parts and glass. By mixing elements from everyday life with imagery of environmental and cultural issues, the artist aims to create a dialogue about the way we perceive reality and what may be buried underneath. The aim is to evoke a new way of thinking or feeling in the viewer about certain topics.
In a statement about his work, Bromm says, “When I use glass in my work, it is to draw on the material’s history as a lens and container to observe… 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.”
All images © Jesse Bromm