Segments in this Video

Concrete Art: Preparation (06:17)


Neal Aronowitz submits a design concept for Show PDX; he follows his inspiration to make unique pieces. Aronowitz begins working with concrete canvas and discusses its qualities and experimentation.

Concrete Art: Form and Ideas (03:06)

After a 24 hour wait, Aronowitz unwraps the mold and adds templates to help the concrete canvas maintain form. He removes a layer of PVC material with a grinding tool. Aronowitz draws shapes on paper, sorting through artistic ideas.

Concrete Art: Reinforcement (07:54)

Aronowitz ads fireplace screen to provide structural support, working from the top down, and later applies an epoxy cement mix and several coats of mortar. He discusses color and flexibility.

Concrete Art: Cutting and Turning (03:29)

After a 36 hour wait, Aronowitz cuts the excess concrete canvas from his sculpture. Later, he flips the sculpture over so he can begin working on what will be the top of the table.

Concrete Art: Completion (03:00)

Aronowitz reveals his concrete sculpture. He reflects on the amount of time spent on the project and feeling authentic. This piece will feature in a Vancouver, B.C. showroom.

Credits: How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps (02:04)

Credits: How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps

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How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps

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Engineering meets art as we follow a designer in his efforts to bend industrial material into beautiful furniture. Underneath the documenting of the physical process of manifesting the sculpture, we also watch the ethos and mental process of ideation, discovery, and presentation, capturing what all content creators struggle with on every project.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL210592

ISBN: 978-1-64867-957-5

Copyright date: ©2020

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

"A very interesting and entertaining short film about the life and work of an innovative artist that becomes an innovative film due to the rarity of its content and to the depth of its protagonist. We really enjoyed this window in the life of somebody that has still the courage to experiment new ways of doing art, like Picasso did his whole life."—Prism Rome Independent Film Awards

"I was drawn to the award-nominated project through a strong camaraderie felt with the artist, Neal Aronowitz. As he began his journey to build his first console table out of concrete canvas, I started my own journey to produce my first documentary. This resulted in a story crafted for artists in all domains."—New York Film Awards

"After spending most of his professional life running his own tile-and-stone installation business (while making furniture for friends, family and private commissions in his spare time), he took a chance. ‘I decided that I just couldn’t not do design work,’ he explains. ‘I had to follow the dream and see what happened.’"—

"A thorough knowledge and a sharpened skillset are absolutely necessary for a designer to succeed in this field. Some, like artistic ability, may be inherent or learned through experience or cultivated while in school. You’ll discover Neal’s passion and devotion while he works and explains each step of the very heavy but intense process of handling a ‘big snake’ of concrete."—

"With his directorial music video background, Mahesh Madhav honed in on perfecting his sound design mix, tackling the editing process himself. With the encouragement of another film director, Madhav finally submitted the film for a Best Sound Design & Editing nomination. And won."—

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