Monday, February 23, 2015

The Art of the Brick

On Saturday a friend took Zak and I to the Art of the Brick Lego exhibition. 

What a treat to see the amazing work of the very talented New York artist, Nathan Sawaya. 

My Sawaya gave up a career in law and plays with Lego full time. 

What he creates is nothing short of marvelous! 

Life size pieces that took days to build. 

Not a wonder this has been voted as one of the world's top ten must see exhibitions by CNN. 

"Fortunately, there are no rules in art !"
 Nathan Sawaya

" Create what you see.
   Create what you feel.
   Create what you have never seen.
   Just create"
 Nathan Sawaya

"I first learned adjectives through School House Rock.
  I learned how to count to ten through Sesame Street.
  I learned about gravity through my Slinky. Imagine if a child 
  learns about art history through Lego! "
Nathan Sawaya

"Art makes better humans, art is necessary in understanding the world and art makes people happy. Undeniably art is not optional." 
Nathan Sawaya

Over 30 000 pieces!


"Beware the winds of life that nibble away at your sense of self. Stay Strong."

One of my favorite pieces.

6m long and 80 000 Lego bricks!

Due to popular demand, the exhibition dates in Cape Town have been extended for another month until 22 March. If you haven't been yet, it is well worth a visit. Lego enthusiasts and art lovers will find this a real treat!

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