Artistically, Brian's record speaks to invention. He is imaginative, responsive and resourceful...an enormously talented craftsman, and his attention to detail is unmatched. Particularly important in the realm of public art, Brian has found a way to create work that appeals to a wide and varied audience without compromising his high artistic standard...In more practical terms, Brian is among the most responsible, reliable and efficient artists that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Schedules and budgets are never an issue; he meets his obligations and honors his commitments. He is practiced in the field of construction and understands the process, from design to implementation. Additionally, he frequently provides solutions which expand the buying power of each available dollar.
Visual Arts Coordinator/Project Manager. King County Art Commission.
Formert Gallery Director, Bank of America, Seattle Washington.
Present director of Harborview Medical Center Art program,
Swanson's chairs are unique not only in appearance but also in what they represent: private funds spent on artistic creations for public use. Make no mistake - public seating is typically much less appealing than this. Swanson's creations are more than just a place to rest your weary bones - they add a beautiful visual element to our urban landscape.