Friday, August 16, 2013

Faces From The Past

One of the art projects to be found at the Evergreen Brick Works is a series of really large faces high on the inside walls of the kiln house. The faces are those of some of the men who worked at the brick works when it was a brick works and they have been broken up into pieces the exact size of a brick and applied to the wall probably with wheat paste. Many of them are starting to fall off but this particular face is fairly intact although you can see a few pieces are loosening up. I imagine the men must have been thrilled to see these portraits!

19 comments:

Randy said...

Looks like a puzzle. I love it! Happy Friday.

Sharon said...

What a great way to honor the workers.

Halcyon said...

The artistry is really good! What a neat find. :)

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

What a great idea, and a great honor.

Deb said...

Very clever, a great idea.

llandudnopictures said...

Brilliant! I didn't realise Meatloaf once worked at the brick works though ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Too bad they are beginning to fall apart. The work is well done.

Mike said...

This is amazing. And maybe a little creepy.

Andy said...

Very unusual.

TexWisGirl said...

he looks like the singer, meatloaf!

William Kendall said...

It's an unusual, but effective use of the wall.

Marleen said...

That is so well done.

Lowell said...

That's really quite incredible; I've never heard of such a thing. And I would hope that the men thought it a great honor.

Jack said...

This is a wonderful art project, RedPat. It is not like any I can remember. How often are regular workers celebrated in this way?

Laura. M said...

It's a great portrait on the wall ... yes it is a great pride appear there, where they have worked.
Have a great weekend.
A kiss.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The faces must be quite haunting in a way Pat..

Barbara Farr said...

It would be nice if they would restore them.

JM said...

A wonderful idea! It reminds me of the INSIDE OUT global project.

Gunn said...

Very nice!
Both your find and your posting.