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Art&Seek on Think TV: Brad Goldberg


by Stephen Becker 9 Jul 2010

Brad Goldberg’s artistry is hard to define easily. He’s basically a stone sculptor and landscape designer but he’s also created wind-powered fountains and the interior of a church, complete with baptismal font. Perhaps the best way to sum up Goldberg’s approach is “Stone Age High-Tech.” We talk to Goldberg about why he’s drawn to egg shapes and urns, what led to his interest in green technology and why anyone would struggle with a material as resistant as rock.

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Brad Goldberg’s artistry is hard to define easily. He’s basically a stone sculptor and landscape designer but he’s also created wind-powered fountains and the interior of a church, complete with baptismal font and tabernacle. He’s almost omnipresent in North Texas — with projects in the DFW Airport, at the Fair Park DART station, on farms in Allen — yet many people are unaware that the same artist provided the stonework and fountains for Pegasus Plaza in downtown Dallas and Allen’s City Hall. At the same time, people who do know his local work may not realize that Brad Goldberg, Inc. has an international reputation — in Japan and Europe.

Perhaps the best way to sum up Goldberg’s approach is “Stone Age High-Tech.” He repeatedly fuses the ancient art of chisel and hammer with alternative energy sources or just the imagery of electronics: boulders imprinted with binary codes or solid-state circuitry. His work often feels timeless, eons-old, yet extremely sophisticated and up-to-date.

We talk to Goldberg about why he’s drawn to egg shapes and urns, what in his family background led to his interest in technology and why anyone would struggle with a material as resistant as rock.

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