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Some artists use paint, others bronze – But for Nathan Sawaya he chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact.
With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms.
Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.
~ From the Nathan Sawaya, Brick Artist, website.
I saved this trip for the end of summer. Two days before the kids go back to school. They loved it so so much. The sculptures were a.ma.zing!
Dang it! I missed the entry for submission to this contest by 12 min. Grrrrr… Oh well, I’ll leave the post up.