The bricks outside of Tropicana Field were transformed into a set on Sunday, and inside of the fence, an explosion that turned heads.
- Artist Drew Lausman uses fireworks in his art
- "Explosionism" will be featured in a new show
- Lausman was inspired by his brother's love of fireworks
It wasn't your average fireworks show, but art in the making.
Lakeland's Drew Lausman is the mastermind behind what he calls Explosionism.
"The form of it is actually specific controlled explosions with acrylic paint," he said.
Lausman has been an artist for most of his life. When he was 21, he lost his older brother to addiction.
"One of the last things he told me on the phone was that I needed to do something with my artwork," Lausman said.
His brother also left behind a box filled with firecrackers and bottle rockets. Lausman says it sparked the idea to pair his brother's love for fireworks with his love for art.
"It's fantastic to actually do something with my brother's last remembered advice, but still with his memory," he said. "Each one of my painting that I do in a way is remembering the loss of him."
Lausman's made a bang in the world of art, even catching the attention of Robb Ortel, the host of the new show Art Attack. In the show, Ortel follows extreme artists and exposes the process behind their art.
"When you go into a museum you're not appreciating the process of it, all your doing is seeing the final outcome and your not really seeing the blood sweat and tears that goes into creating it," he said.
The piece of art that was made during the filming will be donated to the Ray's Baseball Foundation.
Producers have not revealed what channel Art Attack will be airing on, but Drew will be featured in one of the first ten episodes.