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CABIN DESIGN

knobOne of Bron's favorite smells comes from within a wood shop. Growing up in Southern California, he spent several summers on his Uncle John’s farm in Mapleton, Utah, where he would learn to appreciate the fine artistry of woodwork in his shop. In the fall of 1987 after a visit to Sundance, he acquired some land upon which he would build his first home. Thanks to his uncle’s untiring patience and mastery for construction, along with the collaboration of a young architect, Kevin Sholtz, he discovered the art of building.

After completing the first cabin, he would turn from a wonderful sense of accomplishment to a feeling of unfulfillment. After realizing his yearning for building, he eventually sold his first home and purchased another piece of ground in Sundance. The most important advice Bron says he could give is for one to respect the lay of the land, to listen to what nature provides and to place the home accordingly. He's since built six homes, all in Sundance.

RECYCLING. One of the greatest senses of accomplishment is the ability to reuse materials otherwise discarded as waste. Salvaged doors, corrugated tin, fallen barns, abandoned sheep corrals — just some of the many resources from which to choose. Traveling around the world on numerous film locations, Bron has been able to visit local swap meets and antique stores to acquire various pieces for his homes. Unbeknownst to him, he was slowly discovering the art of “wabi-sabi.” MR quote

WABI-SABI. The words wabi and sabi do not translate easily. Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the marriage of the Japanese wabi, meaning humble, and sabi, which connotes beauty in the natural progression of time. Together, the phrase invites us to set aside our pursuit of perfection and learn to appreciate the simple, unaffected beauty of things as they are.

Wabi stems from the root wa, which refers to harmony, peace, tranquillity, and balance. Poetically it has come to mean simple, unmaterialistic, humble by choice and in tune with nature. A wabi person epitomizes Zen, which is to say, he or she is content with very little; free from greed, indolence and anger; and understands the wisdom of rock and grasshoppers.

Sabi by itself means “the bloom of time.” It connotes natural progression — a tarnish, carrying the burden of years with dignity and grace: the chilly mottled surface of an oxidized silver bowl, the yielding gray of weathered wood, the elegant withering of a bereft autumn bough. An old car left in a field to rust, as it transforms from an eyesore into a part of the landscape. An abandoned barn, as it collapses in on itself. True sabi cannot be acquired, however — it is the gift of time.

Simply put, wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profoundly in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and earth. It’s simple, slow and uncluttered, revealing authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, wild flowers, aged wood, recycled glass, dry leaves, cobblestones and natural light. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind.

 

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PERSONAL

 

mjfoxBorn in northern California, being raised Southern California proved to be the perfect environment for my active lifestyle — playing little league baseball, high school & church basketball and surfing before I could ride a bike. My art ability was discovered first by my Mom at the young age of 5, while drawing on dining room walls. My canvas soon changed, cultivating my ability throughout high school and college. An Eagle scout at age 14 and student body president in junior high school, my interest in art would expand to graphic arts, architecture, drafting and photography while attending Glendale College, UCLA, and Art Center.

Working as an art director for small graphics studio, I was inadvertently introduced to makeup artistry. Driven by its creative challenges, my work excelled, eventually advancing from television to motion pictures. My first feature film credit was to head the makeup department for the movie 10 with Bo Derek. My ability for women’s beauty makeup was soon overshadowed by the natural looks I created for male actors such as Michael J. Fox, Alec Baldwin and Pierce Brosnan, with whom I still work to this day. Terms of Endearment, Back to the Future and several James Bond films are a few of my 40+ projects to date.

Between films, I spend my time at my beach house in Malibu and my cabin I built in the Wastach Mountains of Utah — my 6th cabin to date. I currently reside in Sundance, Utah, with my 9-year-old golden retriever, Joe.

FILMOGRAPHY

View Bron's filmography at the Internet Movie Database, IMDB.com.

PHOTOGRAPHY

View Bron's photography in the Photo Gallery by clicking here or by visiting the Projects section in the menu above.