Artwork made all from Legos? Tell me more! I’m a mom of two boys and Legos have been a huge part of our lives. I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for us at Discovery Times Square and it’s The Art of The Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya. Later I found out that another treat was in store for us and that would be actually meeting the artist and having him tell us about his work. I was on an inspirational high after hearing Sawaya speak about following his and living his dream.
The Art of the Brick:
Room after room contain beautifully created pieces of Lego art. First a room inspired by art history. The artist recreates works like “David” and the “Mona Lisa” completely from Legos. Sawaya does not modify the bricks in any way. He wants people to be able to just go to a store and buy the same bricks he is using for his art. He buys all his own bricks. Sawaya admits to gluing his creations together for shipping purposes. The pieces are also hollow for the same reason. His works have been seen all over the world and CNN stated that, “The Art of The Brick is one of the top 12 must-see exhibits in the world!”
Other works created by the artist, represent a variety of emotions. One such work is titled “Grasp” , here we see hands trying to hold back a man from pursuing his dream. Several works seem to represent a form breaking free or emerging. Nathan Sawaya, once a corporate lawyer decided to leave the law to pursue his dream of being an artist. Since he began playing with Legos at age 5 his ability to create outside the box just kept growing. At 10 when his parents wouldn’t buy him a dog he built one out of Legos. Upon completing law school at NYU and working in corporate law Sawaya continued his creative process at home. He eventually put his work on a website and began receiving offers to work on commissioned pieces. He then left the law to be a full-time artist, author and speaker. His award-winning work is a must see!
My boys and I left the exhibit feeling inspired. I even wanted to go home and see what I could create with the bricks we own. If you are in the New York area do not miss this exhibit. Plus at the end you get a chance to be part of the exhibit yourself. You can write your name on a brick and add it to the collection. The boys thought this was very cool. I admit, so did I. For more information on The Art of The Brick at Discovery Times Square visit: http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/art-of-the-brick
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