|Experienced With||Collaboration, Commissions, For-hire services, Public art|
Brad's works are currently on display in the Strip District at Pittsburgh Winery - 2815 Penn Ave. As well as a 20 foot long mural in Pennsylvania Libations - 2103 Penn Ave
Born and raised in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pa, Brad has been creating since childhood. Beginning with Legos, Tinker Toys and graph paper from his family's tile installation business. With influences deeply rooted in nature, it's creatures as well as the unknown and beyond. Pittsburgh's industrial background has also played a large role in shaping Brad's work. As a teen, Brad had a big interest in cars and automotive design. At Baldwin High School he spent much of his time working in the drafting, graphic design, and ceramics rooms. After that it was on to Edinboro University of PA, studying wood furniture design and ceramic sculpture.
Brad now focuses on sustainability as an artist and maker. Reclamation and reuse are a main part of his everyday life. He enjoys imagining the back story of every random piece he finds. Some of his favorite places to find the treasurers are the back alleys of the Strip District, Construction Junction, forgetten and dirty basements and garages. Wood and metal are his favorite mediums. There is no welding done in Brads work, similar results can be achieved with much less energy and natural resources used. He is always promoting creative reuse and finding a new use for much of the unwanted "junk" out there. Helping others see the possibilities of creative reuse and their smiling reactions to his work bring great joy to Brad.
He enjoys always switching it up when creating, working on something different one day to the next. Whether it be his "simple choatic" line drawings, furniture/installations made from reclaimed woods and metal, to both large and small sculptures made from just about anything. And nothing goes to waste, every single piece of metal and plastic that he cannot use is eventually recycled. Brad takes the recognizable and turns it into something completely new..."Nothing is actually for what it's meant to be."