"As an artist he has worked for most of the major studios in Hollywood, sculpted Michael Jackson twice for the fabled Tower Records Building on Sunset Boulevard, and has painted Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Bermudez created mega-sculptures for Las Vegas hotels such as the MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace, the Venetian and Paris Hotels, and the world’s largest three-dimensional billboards for Jurassic Park the Ride at Disneyland and LAX, as well as created the prototype for “Alien Encounter” at Disneyworld, Florida."
Bruce’s all-original New Orleans-flavored rock band, Catahoula has been his latest artistic endeavor. We caught up with him to to talk about his past, his present, his future, his interests & much more!
Wow! Music, film, sculpting, special effects, architecture. You're a true artist & jack-of-all-trades. How early on did you know you were an artist?
At age 9, I sculpted an entire Jurassic landscape including a T-Rex, Stegasaurus, Brontasaurus + a volcano. 45 years before the movie came out!
Favorite music moment?
Singing + playing for President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House, and The Queen of England at the London Palladium.
Favorite film moment?
Jurassic Park - I worked on it!
Tell us about some sculpting you've done & architecture!
I sculpted Tom Cruise's head for "Interview with a Vampire", many mega-sculptures for Las Vegas casinos, Hollywood studios + more, always applying my architectural background.
Favorite place to eat in Hollywood?
Birds on Franklin
Favorite place to relax in Los Angeles?
At our home on the patio in the Hollywood Hills
What are some of your goals for 2017 & Beyond?
Complete Catahoula's next album + have some hit songs!
Tell us about your relationship with Copymat Hollywood Blog superstar, Pamela Clay? :)
If you have ever met my beautiful wife, I'm sure you'll agree I'm one of the most blessed and lucky humans on earth!
Anything else you'd like to add?
Follow Bruce's work at TheArtistInHollywood.com & stay tuned for more original Copymat stories! We have the best prints, prices, turnarounds & most importantly, customers! <3