Brad Pitt is getting in touch with his artistic side — but not on camera.
In the months following his split from Angelina Jolie, the actor has been spending time working on a new sculpture at the Los Angeles art studio of friend and artist Thomas Houseago.
“He recently spent many days and even nights working on a sculpture,” a source close to Pitt tells People in this week’s issue. “People close to him are happy that he has found something new to be passionate about.”
Houseago is a well-known British contemporary visual artist who creates sculptures with materials such as plaster and plywood. His art has attracted a slew of celebrity fans including the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis and Flea.

Pitt, 53, even spent the morning of the Oscars last month working on his creation before watching the awards ceremony with a group of friends, cheering on Moonlight(which he executive-produced) as it took home Best Picture.