Artist: Brandon Jimenez
Information: Created in 2021-2022; measures 6 feet by 2 feet; made of reclaimed metal and wire
Description: This is Brandon’s largest work to date. It’s the most aesthetically contemporary and interactive sculpture he has worked on, and he’s excited to share it with others. As a second-generation immigrant, he draws inspiration from his heritage and culture as well as personal experiences. This sculpture titled “offering” in Spanish is to be an ode to the sacrifices his parents and ancestors have gone through to get him where he is today. Many residents of Elkhart County come from similar backgrounds, and he hopes they can relate to this piece. He used reclaimed metal and welded the inner structure onto the base and then wrapped wire around the frame to form the shape of a human. He created the heart by wrapping copper wire as well and then attaching it onto the “palms” of the figure.
For sale: $500
About the artist: Brandon is a junior at Goshen College but has been making art his entire life. It’s been a therapeutic outlet to create art to express emotions, ideas and beliefs. He began doing sculpture in 2021 as a sophomore at Goshen College.