Stephen Brandes, Bonsai
Permanent marker and acrylic on vinyl
Inches: 60 x 47.5
Centimeters: 152.4 x 120.65
Stephen Brandes (b. 1966) is a British artist who lives and works in Cork County, Ireland. His practice explores the interplay of word and visual language. This work stems from a visual diary of his Romanian grandmother's escape from the pogroms in Europe. Brands interweaves this history on a tree of life with fairytale places and dysfunctional landscapes.