The Arts Festival Festival is over and I am breathing a little sigh. Each year the Festival organzies a theme/special exhibit. This year was lego art. Now, I have a small confession. When I heard this I was not terribly excited. All I could think of was the countless small pieces strewn across my son's bedroom floor when he was 9, and 8, and 6 and well, he loved those little pieces at pretty much all ages. And golly miss molly those little buggers hurt when you stepped on them in bare feet.
But when I saw this exhibit of 30 pieces by Nathan Sawaya, I was enthralled. They are huge, they are intricate. Photos do not do them justice. This is exhibit is touring the US right now. If you've haven't seen it and have the opportunity, you should go. It is incredible and many of the pieces are quite moving.
I am so tired after this show, more than usual. On Saturday more than 20,000 people turned out to the Festival. It was so crowded that if you got into the traffic of people going the wrong way you were much like a fish swimming up stream. I know. It happened to me on the way to the loo. So tired as I am today, I think I'll just show you a little sample of the Art of the Brick.