"Cement Breakers depicts teamwork and diligence. I have found that the people that are in the 'trenches' are hard-working and give an honest day, my goal was to capture that."
"Cement Breakers depicts teamwork and diligence. I have found that the people that are in the 'trenches' are hard-working and give an honest day, my goal was to capture that."
Concrete artist Brad Burns is showcasing his construction industry-inspired works in the World of Concrete Bookstore in the South Hall. Often photocomposing a number of images or combining sketches and photographs, Burns' work is often compelling and captivating.
Concrete artist Brad Burns is showcasing his construction industry-inspired works in the World of Concrete Bookstore in the South Hall. Often photocomposing a number of images or combining sketches and photographs, Burns' work is often compelling and captivating.
"Cement and Rebar was just an interesting perspective on making something with your hands, craftsmanship, and pride of a job done right."
"Cement and Rebar was just an interesting perspective on making something with your hands, craftsmanship, and pride of a job done right."
"Cement Pour was a guy doing this time-sensitive intense labor with a backdrop of these delicate flowers; sort of this hardboiled workman offset by something much more fragile."
"Cement Pour was a guy doing this time-sensitive intense labor with a backdrop of these delicate flowers; sort of this hardboiled workman offset by something much more fragile."
Brad Burns creates original pieces depicting construction, jobsites, equipment, and workers. These award-winning original paintings often juxtapose powerful heavy equipment with the fragility of man. Often commissioned by contractors, Burns finds his work gratifying. "It's funny; they don't want paintings of their kids or dogs; they want their equipment. These folks just love what they do and it makes it so worthwhile when I hang a piece and see their delight," he says.