When you think of bricks, you’re probably thinking of LEGOs or house building materials, but probably not a medium for making sculptures. Brad Spencer is setting the record straight, using the red earthen blocks to create sculptures in a method he says dates back to the ancient Babylonians. The use of this common building material makes his pieces highly unusual, while the results play tricks with the eyes.
Each example has the signature brick and mortar lines running through them, giving each piece the bizarre appearance of being one solid block overlaid with brick texture. Many people try to figure out the method behind Brad’s work, and are surprised to find that he carves each of his sculptures from individual bricks before assembling them. You can find more of his very different work on his personal website.