Brick sculpture can be dated back to ancient Babylon but remains a fresh and interesting enhancement to any building, wall or environment. 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. Brick sculpture adds intrigue and interest to a commonly understood material as viewers try to figure out the techniques by which it was created.

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Brad Spencer is one of the very few artist in the world who creates sculptures from bricks. A BFA in Painting and Drawing from UNCG and an MFA in Sculpture, Brad has been a working sculptor since 1984. During his undergraduate work in painting, he took sculpture as an elective course, through which he discovered his calling. Spencer’s mediums include clay, plaster, cement and bronze. In 1989 he began to experiment with bas relief sculpture in the brick medium that allowed him to use his experience in painting, drawing and sculpture. Spencer would carve unfired clay brick material in his Reidsville studio, then deconstruct the sculpture, brick by brick and have it fired. He would then reconstruct the sculpture using the fired bricks with mortar at the site of installation. He likes to involve the public when he reconstructs his work, even allowing onlookers to set a brick or two.
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Free-standing Brick Sculptures

North Carolina artist Brad Spencer creates extraordinary sculptures out of a most ordinary medium—bricks. His work ranges from free-standing sculptures to relief sculptures. Some of his most striking works feature figures that appear to be seamlessly part of brick walls. Spencer says of his material of choice: “Brick sculpture can be dated back to ancient Babylon but remains a fresh and interesting enhancement to any building, wall or environment. 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.” We suggest you to look at his incredibly awesome Brick Sculptures and get inspired.

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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. 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. Brick sculpture adds intrigue and interest to a commonly understood material as viewers try to figure out the techniques by which it was created.

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Incredibly Awesome Brick Sculptures

Brad Spencer is included in one of the very few artist in the world who creates stunning sculptures from bricks. After receiving a degree in BFA in Painting and Drawing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Brad has been a working sculptor since 1984. During his undergraduate work in painting, he opted sculpture as an elective course, through which he discovered his actual strength. Spencer’s mediums include plaster, clay, bronze and cement. Currently he is living and working in Reidsville, North Carolina.

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Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer has not only used red bricks to build conventional brick walls but has also built eye-catching human figures emerging seamlessly from the wall. Spencer challenges the convention that brick walls are built flat by creating fluid, life-like shapes next to the walls. He also challenges the utility of the box-shaped bricks by using them to construct curvy figures.
5Spencers uses a relief technique which involves working with unfired clay first to carve his figures in a brickwork pattern. He fires custom molded brick pieces individually and assemble them on the streets where the brick sculptures are displayed. His works has the durability and low maintenance of a conventional brick wall and blends elegantly when installed in settings where there are brick constructs of other colours and dimensions. It brings not only the brick wall to life but also the environment surrounding Spencer’s structure.
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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,” explains Spencer.  His works can be found at roadsides, street corners and parks and imbue life and intrigue to the landscape.

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Brad Spencer, Sculptor
Address: 102 Settle SReidsville, NC 27320
Contact Number : 336-349-3113
Mail Id: spencart@infionline.net

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http://www.bradspencersculptor.com/

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