Sculptor uses Brooklyn as inspiration for artwork

A young sculptor from Bed-Stuy is gaining popularity with his unique pieces.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2019, 5:48 PM

Updated 1,871 days ago

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Sculptor uses Brooklyn as inspiration for artwork
A young sculptor from Bed-Stuy is gaining popularity with his unique pieces.
Jack Cox, 22, who moved to Brooklyn from Wisconsin to attend Pratt Institute, says the borough serves as the inspiration for most of his sculptures.
“I like people-watching, which is why I think New York is really good for finding reference, you know, tons of characters around,” he says.

He crafts the pieces, which are similar to ceramics, in his Bed-Stuy apartment.
Cox uses aluminum tin foil, and then a layer of polymer clay before baking it in the oven.

He says he is still surprised that his hobby has turned into a major success.

“It’s so weird that this is even like a thing that I can make these tiny creepy heads, and like, people actually respond to them and buy them,” he says.

Cox says he would like to continue working on sculpting, eventually moving on to bigger projects.


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