Broken Brick


I found a broken piece of brick and made 9 clay copies of it in its broken state.  I then tried to sell one of the copies on eBay, but no one bid on it. 

I repaired the original found piece of brick by making a clay brick for it to key in to, but the piece I made blew up in the kiln, so I ended up having to repair my repair as well.  Eventually I got the whole thing glued back together, and though it had shrunk quite a bit it seemed fairly strong, so I put it out on a pile of bricks in front of a house that was being renovated down the road from where I used to live.

Installation shot of copies from Material Concerns at the Centres des arts actuels Skol in Montreal, 2008, photographed by Guy L’Heureux.  More info here.

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