When Bricks Become Verses

A series of photos of individual bricks captured at the moment they each crash through a pane of glass. The bricks were hand lettered and fired at the last remaining brick factory in Michigan. In full the text on each brick creates a story of bricks as witness to a cities cycles of rising and falling and rising and falling. 

Media: 26 facemounted photographs on shelf, (Edition of 3) 
Dimensions: 372 x 10 x 4 in 
Date: 2016 
Produced with Forterra Brick, Corunna, MI. 
Photographed by P.D. Rearick. 

Presented as part of Cities of Restless Objects (2016) at Simone DeSousa Gallery and in All Soul, No Body (2016) at Harmony Murphy Gallery.

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Photographing the bricks with P.D. Rearick, with brick launcher and bricks.

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Close up of launcher and brick following an impact.