My name is Coleman Brown. I’m cousins of Frank Brown. He has just found himself in wood. Wood carvings and drift wood art as he calls it. Drift wood art. He looks into the driftwood and sees animals and things and people. I think it’s a spiritual calling really. That’s what I really think it is.
Hello, my name is Frank Brown. Alias Francois Negucii. Born in Seattle, Washington in 1952 to the family of Abraham and Chaney Brown. I was raised here sixties years ago so I’ve been here all my life. I’m used to this. But before I go. I want to build this Urban Street Gallery. And the urban street gallery is for urban artist who don’t have access to SAM and other great museums and stuff to put their work in. Even though my work is just as important the work there is important to them. I have beautiful pieces of wood. I take it through a process where I clean it, hand sanding it, if I must I might put a little stain or polyurethane coated on it to stop the deterioration process. Whatever I’ve got to do, but to not change the piece itself.
So when I opened to the public my art I realized there was no place for me to show it. Hello my name is Stuart Wang and I’ve been living next to the Brown family since 1989. What I admire about Frank is his ability to do what’s necessary to make ends meet. We all have to survive in some way and as artist we have to think creatively to come with ways to survive as artists. If you are a broke artist you have to wait until the availability will come or do this. I took my property and made a gallery.
My biggest inspiration in life today comes from my 26-year-old son who had a heart attack at 23. His kidneys stopped working and he’s on dialysis three times a week. Were always going to be Seattle artists and were always have this Northwest influence that drove us just like Jimmy Hendricks and all the other great artists that come out of here. We have that same energy and it can stop the world if they have time enough to look.
There are supposed to be people to know what’s happening in Seattle not only in music, but art and with people. Without talking to people you never know. With out conversing you would never know. And without stopping you would never know. First you have to stop and listen. Then listen and have the mind listen. My hypothesis might not be like yours, but its mine and I believe in do onto others as you have them do onto you.