It all starts with one little brick,
Little plastic bricks,
Slot them together,
Build your imagination
Build the world
A little while ago now they went to London,
to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane,
to see ‘The Art of the Brick’
The exhibition of Lego sculptures,
Created by Nathan Sawaya, ex lawyer.
Over one million standard little bricks,
Over one hundred sculptures,
statues … and ‘paintings’.
Sawaya is New York based,
And the first artist ever to take Lego into the art world.
“I like using LEGO bricks as a medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reaction to artwork created from something with which they are familiar.
…My goal is to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.
I also appreciate the cleanliness of the LEGO® brick.
The right angles. The distinct lines.
But, from a distance, those right angles and distinct lines offer new perspectives, changing to curves.”
The ‘Art of the Brick’ is a global travelling exhibition,
Go see it if you can …