Sculpting with hard stuff such as bricks and stones can be a tough job. But one American artist has managed to create amazing sculptures out of them.
Brad Spencer creates many kinds of figures out of bricks, from free standing sculptures to relief ones. His work captures the look and feeling of children climbing around on a brick wall, and kids whose bodies are seemingly turning into bricks as they play. So how does he do this? Well, he first creates the fugitive sculptures using soft clay in the pattern of bricks. He would then deconstruct the model, brick by brick and have it fired. Finally, the man reconstructs the sculpture, using the fired bricks with mortar at the site of installation.