About Me

My art is an expression of 'Oneness' or 'Non Duality', the most fundamental ground of conscious being of which we are all a part while being  conscious agents that witness it in all it's awesome glory.

Our urge to join with others in love is our innate drive to be 'as one' though only when our divisive minds allow. 'Hell is other people' said Jean Paul Sartre although he probably meant our minds! Idries Khan suggests God gave us these fearful self absorbed minds to thicken the plot!

Advaita, Guatama Buddha and others gently remind us that ultimately we are 'other people' as there is no real distinction between us, just the illusion of it caused by and producing yet more suffering.

  My image making is driven by how we all together create our shared and perceived (objective) and personal (subjective) reality. We mostly use sight to bring it all to life and how, by our own human scale/size, we measure and engage with the universe we encounter and create out there and intuit the equally vast/tiny universe within. So now, even at the sub atomic level, we are 'creating/realizing' particles of matter by our measurement of them (‘The universe in a grain of sand, heaven in a wild flower’ – William Blake). The ancient Greeks also knew this as 'Pneuma' realizing that everything out there is Conscious, but not quite articulating that it is our Human Consciousness that seems to make it so by our sensing, knowing and feeling it/us. 

I seem to identify most closely with the lovers of old english landscape as spiritual home’ along with Samuel Palmer,’The Ancients’ and lately, Pastoralists, Neo Romantics, Ruralists and metaphysical musings under the mistletoe and long lived Oak Trees.

The Carvings, constructions and modelling are mostly celebrating our human forms joined in loving embrace and as small scale landscape. I am driven to express the Oneness of the conscious universe by merging the apparent duality of our genders in various couplings of love.  I have used Clay, Paper Clay, Cement Fondue, Bronze, Wood and recently, Stone. Most are sold, given, lost and unrecorded (image archives lost in a fire) The rest are to be seen here.

There are too many showings of my work in London and Brighton since the nineties to list here, so this site is an idication of my work over fifty years.

Most works that remain are shown here and several are available to buy either as original works or Gicklee prints, or quality digital prints at any size required including Greetings cards.

Please contact me by email; max.brownrigg@hotmail.co.uk to engage with me if you wish, always happy to hear from you out there, or is it in there!

 The 'Improvisms' Collages are expressions of the poignant Human Condition and/or cheeky fun but to be taken very seriously!