Fifth Rider Of the Apocalypse: A continuation of Brianʼs steampunk series, the piece is made from steel, brass, zinc and slumped glass. Patinas react differently with each type of metal giving a subtle variation of color. Slumped glass behind the face gives a purposeful and menacing expression. Careful study of steam engines allowed the artist to give the impression of functionality to the motorcycle while blending in elements of a modern v-twin sportster.
The other four riders of the apocalypse represent death, conquest, famine and war. The fifth rider? Hope.
This piece was recently on display at the Edmonds art festival juried art show and the CVG juried art show.