By Aleta B. Gorter | Photo by Quinn Fitzgerald
Herb Bradshaw can find beauty in the simplest and most mundane items. Eight years ago, while collecting cans as part of a family reunion cleanup, Herb decided to turn these shiny recyclables into mosaic art.
By cutting and twisting the cans, Herb’s imagination began to flourish. He quickly discovered that a single piece of can art could take anywhere from a couple of hours to half a day. “The longest was a peacock that took me one week. I loved it so much, I decided to keep it,” he says. The public may not get to see the intricate peacock piece, but his works have been featured at City Hall, Norton Commons, and the Ntaba Coffee Haus on Brownsboro Road.
Herb’s work is also gaining attention outside of the city. He has sold his artwork to clients living in Florida, New York, California, Tennessee, and North Carolina.