Brenda Garand has continued investigating the language of abstraction and its potentials for meaning. Now spanning three decades, her art is distinguished by a decided emphasis on visual values that has grown even more intense and compelling in the wall sculptures and gouache and ink drawings produced since 2001. The strong visual aspects of her work are the product of a creative process at the crux of which is a passion for engagement with real-world subjects. The subjects that move her are invariably those carrying deep resonances. They come from the personal sphere encompassing autobiography, family traditions, and heritage.

From A World About: Brenda Garand's Recent Sculptures and Drawings
By Ronny Cohen