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"Brian Somerville is a creator, a problem-solver and the brilliant imagination behind a menagerie of fantastical beasts. He is also one of the kindest and most thoughtful artists with whom to collaborate. Brian makes ideas come to life! He thinks through every element from the first sketch to the final installation."
“Brian Somerville is a brilliant and imaginative artist. He is a meticulous artist with a keen attention to detail and quality.
We are proud to say that he helped us make OZ Arts Nashville the destination that it is today with his wonderful sculptures in our outdoor spaces.”
"Brian Somerville is an outstanding sculptor and artist. I've collaborated with him on several of my public artworks over the past nine years and he's exceeded my expectations every time."
Brian Somerville, owner of “The Grit Shop,” is one of these unique, modern-day conceptual artists. He possesses an ingenuity and craftsmanship that is capable of using styrofoam, wood, and concrete to transform creative ideas of any scale into reality."
“Brian Somerville is an amazing talent. He has sculpted sets and characters for my production designs over the years. He can make anything better!”
"Heart, character and work ethic. These are traits that must be solid if I'm going to create with another artist. Brian embodies them all. Complete with a skillset and imagination to rival the best working today."
“Brian Somerville is one of the most original creatives working in Nashville today. The boundaries of his imagination are limitless because of his exceptional ability to craft those ideas into three dimensional objects. His work is surprising, thought provoking and entertaining.”
“There are few artists who have the sense of worldbuilding of Brian Somerville. The color, texture, and narrative elements of his work are like a giant, visible signature. I love the seamless way that he composes dynamic 3D objects.”
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