Wednesday, October 9, 2013

corner view: before & after

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane (Spain) and curated by Francesca (Italy), where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.
This week’s theme is "before & after."

LEGOs are a long-time childhood favorite and I don’t know of a household with kids that doesn’t have a box of the simple, colorful bricks. Adults wax nostalgic and talk excitedly about the projects they built as a kid and you often see a gleam in the eyes of real LEGO-fanatics as they recall the many hours spent building their creations.
before: imagine the possibilities!
Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who brings LEGO creations to an all-new level and we are fortunate that he is currently exhibiting some of his amazing sculptures here in Alamance County.  We’re not talking your average LEGO sculptures. Nathan transforms this simple brick into amazing, whimsical pieces. One of his life-size human sculptures typically uses 15,000 to 25,000 bricks and in his art studio he has a stock of over 2.5 million LEGO bricks.  Nathan left his job as an NYC attorney in 2004 and is credited as the first person to bring LEGOs into the art world. He is not an employee of the LEGO company, but is a professional, full-time brick artist.
after: creativity & imagination come to fruition
 

 
The “Art of the Brick” museum shows have toured North America, Asia and Australia. The current show in Alamance County runs until Oct 31 while a show in Shanghai, China runs until Oct 27, NYC, NY through Jan 5 and will be in Brussels, Belgium from Nov 22 until April 21. For more info on Nathan Sawaya, his awesome sculptures and his museum exhibitions you can visit http://brickartist.com/


11 comments:

jgy said...

Wow! His work looks amazing and in the spirit of play.
This weeks CV I also used an art exhibit in my post, so it was fun to see that connection too in the view that you shared. Happy week!♡

Li + Belle said...

Madness! What you can do with Lego. If I had known that, I would often built with Lego. :)

Susanna Redeker said...

YES!! We have had lego in house and buil many great things!!!

Menthe Blanche said...

I've never seen that! Very impressive, I especially like the yellow guy.

Debbie said...

loved the lego time of my life!!

Francesca said...

wow! makes me want to play with lego again!

Beth said...

Wow! Incredible! My grandson would love this as would his dad who also loved his legos!

kat said...

Legos! I have often seen that it is the parents that are more exited about constructing. Legos are brought in advance.

ibb said...

Love LEGO. I visited Legoland in Denmark some years ago...three adults playing like children...great

Reena Walkling said...

Amazing pieces of art!

babies said...

this is very impressive. legos are truly a toy and more than a toy for everyone, from age 2 (like my little son has discovered them these day) old age (like my father-in-law is always happy to help the kids with a project, but developing it into something of his own design).