Friday, January 23, 2009


Yellow, 2006
Nathan Sawaya
The Art of the Brick

So sorry I missed yesterday!

Today's work is the result of a simple Google image search for "art". This was the first image in the list. The material is unique and a jump into the world of "The art of the brick" is pretty fascinating. The artist, Nathan Sawaya creates a variety of works with Legos. While many of his works are whimsical and cute, they are gimmicky and not particularly compelling. A few others, Yellow included, touch upon something beyond that gimmick created from Legos. Those I find most striking are his figural sculptures, in various states of disarray the legos creating dimension and strength yet falling apart. The monochrome color choices add to the depth of the works.

Image from Lancaster Museum of Art opening.

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