I rely on research and imagery from nature and industry as primary influences in my work. Airplanes and hummingbirds both may fly, but each evolved separately designed to complete specific tasks. Their designs evolved because of trial and error. In industry, some planes flew, some planes crashed; in nature, some hummingbirds mated, some hummingbirds starved. Both the laws of physics and nature have created a natural and living aesthetic through natural selection. I find my relationship to my own art and my knowledge of this aesthetic guides this work that I passionately pursue.
Andrew Brott is a Master Glass Artist, Printmaker, and owner of BrottWorks Studio, located Uptown New Orleans on Freret Street. For 25+ years, he has been extensively involved in the Studio Glass movement. His formal training consists of a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, he was a Senior Faculty member and Resident Artist at the New Orleans School of Glassworks for twelve years, and is the owner of Brottworks, LLC since 2000. Andrew Brott’s design group, BrottWorks, designs, fabricates and installs custom art glass creations by utilizing a team of highly trained artisans in glass and metalworking. Brott collaborates with architects, interior designers, museums, galleries and private clients to create innovative kiln-fired and blown-glass creations. Andrew's work has been highly sought after by collectors and his works grace private homes, commercial spaces and collections all over the United States.