If you are going to be in NYC between June 13, 2013 and January 5, 2014, you must go to Discovery Times Square to see this absolutely breathtaking Lego art exhibit, The Art of the Brick. This is the first large exhibition in the United States, after touring much of the world, for Lego artist Nathan Sawaya.
I was part of a group of bloggers and their kids that had the opportunity to hear the artist, Nathan Sawaya, talk about how he got into Lego art. We then had a pre-opening tour led by the artist himself. I loved Nathan’s story and I am so sorry that I didn’t record it.
Nathan said that his parents always encouraged his creativity and they let him use the living room to build with his giant Lego sets when he was young. Because he was so creative, he eventually figured out that he didn’t have to only build the pictures on the box, but he could create anything with the bricks. However, after college he was practical, went to law school and became a corporate lawyer. After a while he realized he wasn’t happy in his legal career (not surprised), and decided to see if he could make a go at creating Lego art. He certainly succeeded.
As Nathan Sawaya talked about creating his pieces of Lego art, what really struck me was how much patience he needed to have. I think that many people, even if they had the talent to create these pieces, might not be able to work on one piece of Lego art for weeks, placing Lego upon Lego. That really takes something more than just dedication and patience.
Nathan’s art consist’s mostly of Lego Sculptures yet there are also many pieces that resemble Lego Art Paintings, such as the Mona Lisa. You can learn much more about Nathan Sawaya, Lego artist, and his work, at his website, Brick Artist. Go to the Discovery Times Center website to learn more about The Art of the Brick exhibit as well as other exhibits and how to get tickets.
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