Brunk learned to appreciate the diversity of the marble.Ê He discovered a wide spectrum
of shades and variations: ranging from light grey through slate grey to black;
soft tones of peach and salmon; a light golden yellow, reaching through a warm honey colour
into the brown tones. Either in its crystalline homogeneity, or traversed by veins and stripes,
or enhanced with spots resembling mica-slate, this diversity inspired the artist to create
strikingly different sets of works, which all have in common a sensitive and balanced handling
of form and perfection of surface.
The intimate presence of the classical world is apparent not only in the choice of material,
but also in the classic simplicity of his "vessel-Sculpture," which demonstrate affinities
with the stone cups of the Cycladic culture. Through the virtuosity of the surface treatment,
they unite the archaic vocabulary of form with calculated modern elegance. In composing
his Sculpture, the artist takes off from basic shapes such as cubes, pyramids and spheres,
carving out edges and smooth curves, uniting them into abstract compositions in a highly
personal idiom of form.