Creativity Brews Amid Old Factories of Lincoln Heights
The entry area of Bruce Gray's home is perfectly suited for laying a nice bead with a MIG welder. The walls are rusty corrugated aluminum, the floor is concrete, and the front door could acommodate a full size pickup. With railroad spikes and gas canisters spilling into his front yard, Gray's decor might raise an eyebrow in some neighborhoods. But not here, not at the Brewery. Gray, a metal sculptor, resides with several hundred other artists who live and work in the century old brick and concrete buildings of the now defunct Eastside and Pabst Blue Ribbon breweries. The usually cloistered community opened its doors to the public Saturday for a glimpse of its works of art and modern life in the old industrial yards of Lincoln Heights.
Gray welded a sculpture of a Tyrannossaurus Rex using only parts he got from the Southern Pacific railroad. The roaring head is a train link, the tail is a chain from the crane, and the claws are various spikes and tie downs.
|Article and photograph of famous American sculptor Bruce Gray and his sculptures appearing in the Los Angeles Times newspaper.||Read the except from the LA Times article above.|
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