Friday, November 6, 2009

Toy Story II

Sir Dayvd's post yesterday got me thinking (and then Google-ing).

That's where I discovered a guy with a true Knight spirit.
Meet Mathan Sawaya: The Brick Artist

From his web site: http://www.brickartist.com/

Some artists use paint, others bronze – But for Nathan Sawaya he chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact.

With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms.

Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002. More information on the tour, dates and locations can be found here.

A full-time freelance artist, Sawaya accepts commissions from individuals, corporations, and … well just about anyone with a good idea! He’s also available to design and build custom creations at events, photo shoots and conventions.

So let Sawaya know what you have in mind, there are literally no limits to what he can create out of LEGO.


Sir Bowie of Toyland of Greenbriar

3 comments:

Sir Hook of Warrick aka "David K Wells" said...

Like I said, I LOVE LEGOS! I believe they satisfied my creativity at an early age. Awesome art. The last pic looks like me on the operating table during my Open Heart!

Sir Hook the Brick Layer of Warrick

Anonymous said...

Yeah this rocks :)) Everyone can identify with a Lego brick and so can fully appreciate the work and skill that goes into these works, which is more than you do normally do for any other type of sculptures.

Sir D

Lady Suzanne of Greenbriar said...

wonder if my nephews still have the many Lego kits they had when they were kids? the pirate ship was always cool!

Lady S,
who is a big fan of Lincoln Logs - smoother and rounder - once made a series of cabins and decorated them inside and wrote a story about the inhabitants and the goose that taught them about love and home