Dan Atkinson repurposes old bricks into conceptual and functional art. Bricks are salvaged, cleaned, and repurposed according to their individual weight, aggregate, finish, and weathering. Each brick has very unique qualities. Dan is also a printmaker, printing mostly from hand carved linoleum blocks. Each print is numbered and signed.
linoleum cut, also called linocut is a type of print pulled from a carved sheet of linoleum.
Cream City brick
Produced in Milwaukee, WI these bricks were desired and abundant building materials during the late 1800's. A creamy, light yellow-colored brick, made from clay found in the Menomonee River Valley on the Southwest bank of Lake Michigan. These bricks became a major export for Milwaukee and the city built so many of its homes and business using these pale bricks, Milwaukee became known as The Cream City.
Chicago Pink Brick
also known as Chicago common brick; reclaimed from demolition sites. Also known as "Old Chicago" brick, these are natural clay bricks made in the Chicago area from the late 1800's up until the early 1970's. They come in varying tones of pink and buff, but the general hue is usually a terra-cotta color ranging from light to medium pink or salmon color, sometimes with highlights of gold, yellow or even flecks of black. - Vintage Brick Salvage
Collaborations commissions & custom works are welcomed. DanAtkinsonWorks@gmail.com