Brickwork & Masonry

The individual touch and the specialness that gives a building its own identity is the field I work with.

In collaboration with Brickworks and the Technical School, I work on the development of new bricks, as decorative elements in masonry.

The collaboration with Egernsund Tegl has developed into a project "Living Masonry".

It is integrated art in masonry with light / shadow effects, patterns and figurative elements.

"Living Brick-work"

"Living Brick-work" lives because the bricks are designes to create interplay between light and shadow, depending on time of day and weather.

To me, brick is the most beautiful building material we have.

A palpable loss of artistic and architectural identity occured when we ceased to use bricks decorativly.

I wish to rectify that.

But how do you infuse a present day sensibility into brickwork.

How can bricks bestow a unique identity on a building in ways that that is viable both financially and practically.

That is what Living Brickwork is all about.

"Wall art in the school yard"

Presentation regarding competition for art in the schoolyard. Northern School in Ikast / Brande Municipality.

Outside we want to get decoration, which is targeted to the schoolyard for the 4th grade and above. Especially the biggest pupils (7 - 9 pm) need something to get out of when they have breaks.

Thus, the decoration must provide both a sensory experience and a function. It can be like play, social and / or learning. The life expectancy of the work (s) will also be high in the decision.

I won the competition with a semi-circular shelving wall with seating and a small stage with mosaic decoration.

The spiral in the wall is chosen as a pattern and symbol for the energy center that a school is.
The spiral symbolizes change, growth, fertility, vitality and renewal.
Right turn = energy charge, left turn = energy charge.

On stage is a pattern in carved brick. The scene is set to go in search of patterns, pictures (masks) and a lot of maths play. When you stand in the middle of the stage and speak up against the wall, the sound is amplified, so the scene is also "speakers corner".

The decoration is only complete in summer 2020.

The artwork was done in collaboration with mason Nicolai Asmussen, Holstebro. Info@VerdensBedsteMurer.dk