Monday, January 30, 2012

Confidentiality Agreements Make For A Boring Blog

I have several sculpture, movie and television projects in the works that required me to sign a confidentiality agreement.  That means I can't tell you about them on this blog, Twitter, Facebook, or even in person.  So you will just have to stay tuned to see what is coming.  All I am going to say is that I may be creating another "stunt" sculpture or two in the near future.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Anti Gravity Sculpture

This is a large kinetic magnetic "Suspension" sculpture by Los Angeles sculptor Bruce Gray. (40x39x16) Those are super high powered industrial rare earth (NdFeB) neodymium iron boron magnets on the ends of the cords, and also on the frame of the circle.  These hold the magnets suspended in place by magnetic force alone. This is a 40" tall version and is available at $4000. This sculpture appeared on FOX Channel 11 News, (Nov 1992), TV shows CharmedCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationParty Down, and in the film "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." See a video of this sculpture on YouTube at:  Super Magnets

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Career Day Channel 5 TV Show Interview

This is a photograph of sculptor Bruce Gray along with the crew from Channel 5 television. Next to Bruce is his friend with the same name, actor Bruce Gray, who helped us out in a couple of scenes. This photo was taken at Bruce's sculpture studio during a break of the filming of the TV show Career Day. Watch Career Day on Saturdays at 1 pm.  Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Shoes TV Interview About Giant Shoe Sculptures

Here is the Shoes TV interview of Bruce Gray about his giant high heel shoe sculptures. The interview takes place at his studio in downtown Los Angeles.  Follow this link to watch the video  at:  Shoes TV

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Norwegian Wood

This is the carved wood sculpture "Coral #1" (62 x 24 x 24) in walnut and stainless steel. It is  Gray's first in this series and was inspired by an actual piece of coral from his salt water aquarium. It gives the viewer a soothing relaxing feeling like being by a fountain or watching sea kelp dance in the current. It compells you to touch it and feel the smooth curves transitioning from one element to another. Coral #1 seems to feel like it is influenced by the female form almost as much as the coral. The pedestal is disk ground with a multi level ovals finish which gives it a holographic appearance. The sculpture is bolted to the pedestal for stability.  Click here for link to photographs of this sculpture during the carving process: Coral #1

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bullet Holes Corset

This is a bustier / corset made from a highly bullet riddled propane tank. I made this to be used for a photograph for an album cover for singer Annie Barker. I had to pound the metal with a sledgehammer to curve it to fit her body. The back side was painted with rubber and also felt pads were added to make this dangerous looking garment somewhat wearable. Leather straps were also added to tie it on from the back.  Follow this link to see a larger photograph and the CD cover.  
Bullet riddled corset

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Buy The Numbers

"16448" (34x66x8) This modern playful sculpture of numbers for a residential street address is made up of stainless steel numbers each 22 inches tall and 5 inches thick. The numbers are intersecting on a slant to match the slope on the property where it is installed. It has rods welded on the bottom to anchor it in concrete. 16448 is in a private collection in California. (Weight 82 pounds)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Time Warp - Abstract Painted Wall Sculpture

Time Warp - Wall Sculpture #16 (35x46x12) is an abstract wall sculpture by Bruce Gray. It is constructed of welded aluminum, and painted by hand. The colorfully patterned planes and spheres intersect each other as if the whole sculpture was exempt from the laws of gravity. Several sculptures from this numbered wall sculpture series have been in films and on TV.  This series numbered from #0 to #41 are all sold.  Number 42 may be commissioned in any size.  See the entire series at:  Wall Sculptures

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jimi's Nightmare - Distorted Guitar Sculpture

"Jimi's Nightmare" (Distorted Guitar #1) (31x13x2) is the first sculpture in Bruce's recent series of distorted guitars. This is a Fender Squire guitar that was cut up and reassembled. This guitar sculpture was made for The Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles and was featured at "Show & Tell: The Art of Harmony." Bruce states that "I have always found musical instruments to be fascinating, comprised of interesting shapes, and very beautiful to look at. The electric guitar with its curves and sleek glossy finish reminds me of expensive Italian sportscars or a woman's body. This is a perfect subject matter for the artist to transform into their own unique vision. A distorted musical instrument has a surreal quality, and this sculpture is an homage to Picasso's deconstucted instrument paintings and assemblages."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Paper Plane Sculptures at Little Rock National Airport

Five of Bruce's aluminum 4 foot long Paper Plane sculptures are hanging in the main lobby at Little Rock National Airport.  Click here for a larger photograph: Paper Planes

Rolling Ball Museum

Bruce has two of his rolling ball machine sculptures in the permanent collection of The Rolling Ball Museum in Seoul, Korea.  To see this kinetic sculpture in action on YouTube click here:   
Rolling Ball Sculpture Video

Painting at Pershing Square

Bruce is mostly known for his metal sculptures, but he also does abstract paintings.  His Raindrops #3 was blown up to 9 feet wide for this outdoor display at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.  This painting is the 3rd from the right with the overlapping circles.
See this painting larger at:  Raindrops #3

Friday, January 20, 2012

Professional Artist Magazine article

This is an  article in Professional Artist Magazine about the Brewery Artist Colony, and features Bruce and his robot sculpture.   Follow this link to read the article: Professional Artist

Sculpture Garden with Nepenthes Carnivorous Plant

This is a view of my sculpture garden with a Nepenthes carnivorous pitcher plant in the foreground.

Say Hello To My Little Friend

This is one of my pets.  It is a beautifully colored sea apple.  Here it has it's tentacles wide open around it's mouth to catch some dinner.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ripley's Believe it or Not!

Believe it or not, Bruce's sculpture The Big Cheese #4 is mentioned in this edition of Ripley's Believe it or Not!  See the article at: Ripley's Believe it or Not!

Giant Red Mobile

Giant Red Mobile by sculptor Bruce Gray is about 14 feet tall, 11 feet wide, and 36 feet long. It is constructed with welded stainless steel rods and disk brushed aluminum disks with a translucent candy red powdercoating. This mobile sculpture was commissioned for Embassy Suites hotel in Ontario, California. Weight 104 pounds.  See large mobile photos here.

Weird America Video

There is a short video in the Weird America video series by Chuck Cirino on Los Angeles sculptor Bruce Gray.  See it on YouTube at:   Weird America - The Art of Bruce Gray

The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese #4 is a sculpture of a giant wedge of swiss cheese fabricated in welded aluminum by sculptor Bruce Gray.  This is one of the five versions of the "Big Cheese" created by Gray so far.  It has many bubbles of various diameters overlapping and connecting from one side to another.  This sculpture appeared on HBO's Six Feet Under, in several books and magazines, and was mentioned in Ripley's Believe it or Not.  See this sculpture revolve and also see the TV stills at: 
Big Cheese #4.

As seen on TV

This is a photo of Bruce with the Mythbuster guys.  It was taken during the filming of an upcoming new TV show.  Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Here is my Crop Circles (Version #1) wall sculpture, and below is a photograph of a guy who got my design tattooed on his arm.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I now have a page on Google+.  Check it out at Google+
Please add me to your circle of friends.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Etsy Store

I have just added a store on  Take a look at my sculptures and paintings for sale there at:  Etsy Store

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Is this thing on?

Welcome to my world.  My name is Bruce Gray, and I have been an artist in Los Angeles since 1989.  I make kinetic sculptures, giant objects, mobiles, abstract art, paintings, functional art, rolling ball machines and more.  My work has been featured at many museums, art galleries, over 30 books, and countless times on TV and in movies.

This blog will keep you up to date with my life and work in the art world.
You can see my work at 
Here is a link to a short Telly Award winning, stop motion video about my work and studio at: 
My World 1.1
Bruce Gray