Works by Brian Canevari, (B.Arch)
Bachelors of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1993
DESIGN AND/OR BUILD
Reflecting the bird migration over the San Francisco Delta region, custom lighting towers for Highway 99 over crossing as part of the public art commission designed by Brian Canevari in 2002, fabrication (Geiger Manufacturing) and installation 2008.
Harkening back to the days of the Wild West, horses are running along Historic Route 99.
Sculpted in clay at scale by Brian Canevari, Kresyler & Associates photographed in 3-Dimensions and converted to Computer Numeric Control machinery to cut the 300 meter x 4 meter tall custom concrete formliner used in poured-in-place concrete wall, 2008.
Once a two lane road through rice fields, public art components naturally weave four consecutive intersections with colored asphalt following the second left turn lane, stamped and colored concrete crosswalks, and one custom designed pre-cast concrete panel creates a dynamic pattern for multiple soundwalls in the flat landscape. Public art commission in the year 2000.
Flowing waves of painted expanded steel mesh with finished edging create texture through shade and shadow on a sanitary water pump station fence as public art commission. Existing fence color was used for ease of maintenance for graffiti and general re-painting over the years. Designed, fabricated, installed 2001.
Give - arms raised and open
Take - arms lowered to the side
"The Downtown Flame of Renewal" designed, fabricated, and installed for New Years millennial celebration 1999/2000.
A.K.A. SWAVE table, Malibu beachfront architecture office conference table inspired by sand, bonfires on the beach, and the ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean. Glass covered display in each corner. Custom design and fabrication, 1999. Maple wood top with poly/acrylic on A36 steel frame with rust patina and mix of boiled linseed oil and turpentine finish.
Iterative process at studio B. C. FRaME exemplified here for SWAVE Table. From client program, writing, sketches, to sculpting live, creations come together and are modified along the journey to completion. Client may choose only two of the three outcome factors, "cost", "quantity", and "quality" with the third controlled by the other two.
Living on an island means waste should be converted to functional items. Here, for "Chops" table, a center spine of local Monkey Pod wood combines with mahogany wood reclaimed from a demolition project.
Inspired by nature and chopsticks, the structure underneath uses pressure pivot points to transfer the load to the stable center, 2008. Natural bee's wax finish.
Glass display boxes at each end, and a center frame that can be swapped out for a candle, the "Yoke Table for an Architect in Santa Monica, California stimulates conversation and dynamic fun. Butcher block scraps, A36 steel frame, farming plow disk for table base with leather scraps connected by rivets for floor protection.
Email Brian today
Scrap hard wood truncated triangular pieces form a pentagon table top ready for legs. Top measures 46" (116cm) on four sides, 32" (81cm) on one side.
Available for commission to complete, please contact us today.
Quilt-like patchwork of Mahogany and Monkey Pod scraps, inspired by mathematics and the view of fields from an airplane window.
Standing table with height adjustability, one side has rollers so that user can lift one side and roll to a new location. The legs without rollers re-use the bottoms of wooden crutches found on the roadside.
Brian learned from the best crafters and finishers in Italy.
Using scrap from the throw-away bin while working at an Italian furniture factory, Brian stayed after work to create this wishbone legged writing table.
A nearby shop owner invited Brian to bring the table in for finishing - to learn from his master named Grebau - and a lifetime friendship began.
Email Brian today
Iconic Gesture of Thought Sculptures (IGOTS) created along a one year backpacking trip through Southern and Eastern Africa, 1996. Found rusted steel and high tension wire, the height of the IGOTS is approximate to the width of an adult's wrist.
Collection viewing available upon request. Each "piece" is available for a scaling to larger sculpture as a commission.
Through sketches and writing we document each step of the process. Here you see the original catalog identifying date and location of creation with small doodle, each "piece" was sewn to a piece of cardboard and labeled. Name cards and 4" x 5" photographs were created when back at the studio in the USA.
In California's wine country, doors to the "Temple of the Holy Horse", silicon bronze and rusted steel combine for an abstraction of running horses and clouded sky. Hardware blocks for the silicon bronze cane pins and inserts into the stone flooring were precision machined. Design and fabrication by Brian Canevari, 1999. Fourteen feet wide x 17 feet tall (4.2 meters x 5.2 meters)
Sometimes it's not what we sculpt with chisel and hammer, but rather what an artist can see in nature.
Using discarded "snap-ties" steel rod, the elephant's trunk wraps around the wood post for a self-supporting sculptural sign.
Welding bits and pieces in experimentation.
A three dimensional bunch of grapes.
Everywhere, everything, sketches and watercolors along journeys to understand place and culture around the world. Sketches started on location and finished back at the studio.
Collections from: USA, Italy, Republic Of Korea, Japan, Australia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand.
Connecting cultural understanding to design and functional art, extensive travel feeds the work of Brian Canevari, a desire to learn about the people, and their culture, he works for.
Forming the crescent of Asia, this map locates major cities Brian travelled and sketched on one week trips between 2012-2018.
Ink and watercolor
Life scenes surrounding Hanoi, Vietnam come to life on heavyweight, acid free, watercolor paper starting with view selection, unique perspective. Brian uses permanent ink fine tip pens (Rapidiograph and Copic) and European "artist grade" water colors.
As always with art, meaning and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Selecting the perspective and focal point of each sketch, Brian shares his unique talent of seeing, seeking to communicate beyond the superficial lines and shapes.
Using color and freehand sketches to effectively communicate ideas opens opportunities to explore many options. This exercise creates solutions that are convincingly well thought out.
Watch the interview
With over ten trips to Japan in the last 15 years, B.C. FRaME Inc. is committed to working in the Japanese market!
B.C. FRaME Inc. exhibited at Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) 2022, and will again in 2023, with the "Hawaii Pavilion".
CocoPlanters have been wildly popular with the Japanese visitor to Honolulu since 2016 introduction at Paiko Floral Boutique in Kaka'ako.
Gently rotating in the springtime breezes of Insadong, Seoul, Republic of Korea, these CocoDrifters and CocoHangers formed a show viewable from inside or outside OMAE Gallery. The plants in this photo were selected and purchased by Brian from multiple vendors in the outdoor plant market approximately 30 minutes walking distance from the gallery. March of 2016.
Tokyo Design Week