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Old 04-05-2019, 01:27 AM   #1
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April 5th, 2019: Brick & Mortar

Brad Spencerís sculptures are strange in that I immediately what they are, what they represent, but donít know how he did it.



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Brick sculpture can be dated back to ancient Babylon but remains a fresh and interesting enhancement to any building, wall or environment.


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Projects may include bas (low) relief, high relief, full dimension free standing and often a combination. The brick medium has all the same characteristics of durability and low maintenance as a brick building, blends well in settings where other brick construction is present, looks good with landscaping and has a familiarity which is comforting to people.


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Brick sculpture adds intrigue and interest to a commonly understood material as viewers try to figure out the techniques by which it was created.
I donít know if he laid up solid bricks, ground out the picture, then repointed the mortar, or sculpted the finish shape in brick material,
baked them and laid them up? I suspect the latter but don't know for sure.

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Old 04-05-2019, 12:15 PM   #2
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There is a video offering at the second link above that, if you can pry it open, provides a long and boring story that partially answers the "how" question.
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Long boring? Damn artists.
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