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Installing Vertical Overlays
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Installing Vertical Overlays

Vertical overlay concrete or grout is used to complete vertical rock-work, thinset... More

Turning Concrete into Art
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Turning Concrete into Art

Brad Burns creates original pieces depicting construction, jobsites, equipment,... More

Cleaning Up the Air
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Cleaning Up the Air

When two sculptures were built for the new I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge in... More

Concrete Sculpture
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Concrete Sculpture

Today's artisans find more ways to sculpt with concrete, and their work finds its... More

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Artist Uses Cement as a Window to the Soul

A sculptor and art instructor for more than 10 years, Rick True has used a variety of materials. He has created art from cast bronze, welded steel, and latex, and is best known for his large-scale wood sculptures. But True's ecological concerns about using lumber motivated him to explore the use of cementitious materials. More

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Irish Artist Sculpts with Concrete

Artist Kathy Goodhue, Dublin, Ireland, switched to concrete as a sculpting material after experiencing dissatisfaction with using metal and wood. She found that concrete was less costly and allowed her greater creativity with her color and texture needs. Despite the large scale of most of her concrete sculptures, Goodhue needs only a few simple hand tools to create them. First, she makes a small scale model of the piece in plaster, then she builds a full-scale armature using the model as a guide. More

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Abstract Form Cast in Concrete

Concrete sculpture may be done by carving, direct modeling, casting in a mold, or casting on a bed of sand. Brian Adddis has tried them all. The sculptor of "Abstract Form," a 15-foot-high creation standing on the grounds of the Portland Cement Institute of South Africa in Johannesburg, is devoted to concrete as a sculptor's medium. His devotion is due to the strength, low materials cost, and adaptability to almost any size and shape, as well as the variety of colors and textures available. More

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Forming for Detailed Sculpturing

How is detailed sculpturing done? More

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