The Art of the Brick: Artist's Amazing LEGO Creations (PHOTOS)Monica Bielanko
My 2-year-old son spent a couple hours building stuff out of his LEGOS last night. I considered it playing but, after viewing Nathan Sawaya’s creations, maybe I’ll consider it practicing for a career as a future artist.
Sawaya doesn’t call them LEGOS. He calls them bricks and he’s the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. He owns more than 2.5 million colored bricks in both his LA and New York studios. Yes, two studios. This brick artist isn’t messing around. His painstakingly crafted scultures are taking the world by storm. A full-time independent artist, Sawaya accepts commission requests and shows his art in galleries in New York, Miami and Maui. His touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, continues to draw crowds from all over the world.
On his website, www.brickartist.com, Sawaya says he’s available to design and build custom creations for private collectors, events, photo shoots and conventions. The photos you’re about to see feature twenty of Sawaya’s mind-blowing sculptures. He says some take hours, some take days and some take months. A life-size human form sculpture typically takes 2-3 weeks depending on complexity and typically has 15,0000 to 25,000 bricks.
All creations by artist Nathan Sawaya. Photos used with permission of www.brickartist.com[collection type=’slideshow’ style=’classic’]
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