Some artists use paint, others bronze – But for Nathan Sawaya he chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks. LEGO bricks to be exact.
With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms.
Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002. More information on the tour, dates and locations can be found here.
A full-time freelance artist, Sawaya accepts commissions from individuals, corporations, and … well just about anyone with a good idea! He’s also available to design and build custom creations at events, photo shoots and conventions.
Sawaya’s art form takes shape primarily in 3-dimensional sculptures and oversized mosaic portraits. Some of his favorite pieces include a huge black and white self-portrait and a tribute to the rebirth of New Orleans.
He continues to build daily while accepting commission work from individuals and corporations requesting works of art and tradeshows looking for unique, eye-catching exhibits.
So let Sawaya know what you have in mind, there are literally no limits to what he can create out of LEGO.