Sunday, June 3, 2007

Legacy Built From Lego


Now here is a man who makes fun for a living... or has fun making a living? Either way, Nathan Sawaya is a artist whose main medium is Lego. No sculpture is too large or too small and many of his creative designs are more adult than what one may expect from Lego. A sample of his work can be found on the CNN website.

Nathan Sawaya's workspace is an explosion of color.

Clear plastic crates stuffed with LEGO bricks in every hue are stacked high against the walls. A computer sits on the floor, but it's not functional. The red, yellow and blue replica is made entirely of LEGO.

In fact, everything in the room is made of LEGO; a cash register, a monkey, a bowl of fruit, a vase of flowers.

Now people can get an even closer look. Sawaya's national touring exhibit, "The Art of the Brick," is making the rounds. The collection was viewed by tens of thousands at the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Its next stop is
the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois, on June 15; it will stay there until September 3.

Wow! That is an exhibit I would enjoy seeing! I wonder if he glues the pieces together....

5 comments:

  1. That is SO cool! Thanks for bringing my attention to it.

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  2. I'd be interested as to how he gets them undone after he is finished. All the lego I have used is terrible to undo!

    Also, there may be another mama blah blah, but I don't think it can be infingement. There are a heap of Sleepless Nights but I still call my blog that.

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  5. In a way, for an art-lover like myself, decorating our home is quite easy. I just please myself mostly, with my poor husband going along with most of my choices. I am always collecting beautiful things, like handicraft decorative pieces, little sculptures and hangings.
    And I simply hang lovely paintings in all our rooms. Not all are originals of course, as who can afford many of those.
    I order many prints on canvas from wahooart.com who have a vast collection of images from Western art, that you can choose to make economically-priced prints like this Interior in Aubergines, by Henri Matisse, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/Opra/BRUE-5ZKCMX, from there.
    I can choose the frames as well and my orders are delivered quickly to my home.

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