Brent Comber

Brent Comber is a fourth generation Vancouverite who grew up on the city’s North Shore. In a city barely one hundred years old, his history is also Vancouver’s. While growing up in the shadow of the Coast Mountains, where the temperate rainforest plunges into one of the Pacific Rim’s greatest and busiest natural harbours, Brent developed a unique understanding and appreciation for the natural shapes and materials of his west coast environment.

He has always believed that people have a strong connection to solid wood, and wanted to build forms that would allow them to access and connect to this ancient material. Although his work may be rooted to the Pacific Northwest, Brent’s reputation has become internationally renowned.

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Released Energy

"The pieces in my Shattered line embody the human need to create order out of chaos and convey the idea of energy being released during the exuberant process of creation."