The Art Of The Brick
I went with my family to this exhibition of Lego Art on the 24th of September 2011. It was by Nathan Sawaya – former lawyer turned Lego Artist.
We saw some impressive sculptures and portraits made of Lego bricks. Quite a few of these were based on “The Thinker” sculpture originally made by the artist Auguste Rodin – showing a man deep in thought. Other sculptures included fruit, weather, animals and people. One interesting sculpture was of a man falling off the edge of a building.
There was also a fabulous Lego construction of the City of Melbourne done by the Melbourne Lego User Group (MUG) – featuring some well known landmarks.
After we saw the gallery of Nathan’s Lego art we were inspired to do some Lego art ourselves downstairs.
Here are some pics:
This exhibition is touring around the world. You can see more of Nathan’s work at http://www.brickartist.com