Monday, April 19, 2010

The Art of the Brick

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.







This last one is how I felt Sunday night after packing up and coming home. But it was a great show!

12 comments:

Judy said...

The Lego creations were incredible! So glad to hear your show was a success!

Marie Cramp said...

I am surprised at how cool those are!! You were lucky to get a glimpse of originality! :)

sharon said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself LeAnn! Looks like a great place to be, a lot of originality!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Congratulations on a successful weekend!!! EEE Gads but I think you deserve to take a couple quiet days to just smell the spring buds :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

stregata said...

Wow - >20,000 people - no wonder you are bushed! That face is truly amazing! Hope you have a couple of days to get some rest and feel yourself again.

lunedreams said...

Those really are amazing pieces. And as you say, moving--a little disturbing even! (I would never have thought to combine the words "moving" and "lego" in the same sentence.) How awesome there was such a big turnout! Hope you had good sales and lots of publicity!

Pretty Things said...

Zack would LOVE to see this!

TesoriTrovati said...

So incredible. I love how detailed they are all with those little bricks. Amazing! Enjoy the day! Erin

Barbara said...

I love the Lego sculptures. I have 2 grown sons and it brings back good memories of hours of time spent on all manner of Lego vehicles. It also brings back memories of stepping on them barefoot, as you mentioned. Ouch!
Thanks for posting these!
Barb

Barbara Lewis said...

OMG! The sculptures are amazing! I can't even imagine conceptualizing it!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Amazing who knew you could make such great sculptures from Lego. I really like that blue man one at the bottom.

Kella said...

So glad it went well for you and thanks for sharing the lego creations, I was a serious lego girl back in the day.

I loved the one of the man holding the lady, just superb.