Brophy’s sculptures deal as much with the concept of time as they do with nature and the environment. Through foraging items in various degrees of decay, by interrupting that process and combining them with discarded manmade items reminiscent of his childhood, he wants to comment on the passage of time. The combinations form a parallel between the deterioration of memories and the cyclical decay of nature.
With his work, Brophy also wants to comment on how our relationship with nature has become dysfunctional and fractured. ‘As a consequence, we tend to merely give nature a brief glance,’ he says.
Hole & Corner, Dec 2017