Monday, June 21, 2010

lego art

replication of Iwo Jima
all artwork by
Nathan Sawaya:

it's been a bit since i blogged last. there are several reasons for this. one, i'm busy with kids, hubby, piano lessons, life. two, i have nothing to say. or rather...i have lots to say and don't know how to say it. does that make sense?

so today i decided i wanted to blog but i didn't know what to say, again. i searched google images for some artwork that would help me speak my feelings. i searched the term "art" and started scrolling through pages, looking at images. and this is what i found. an artist by the name of nathan sawaya. (go look at his website. you won't be disappointed, there are hundreds of amazing pieces.)

i love these sculptures. they're made entirely out of legos. i used to love playing with legos as a kid, but i can guarantee nothing i made was ever this cool. the coolest lego thing i ever built was a yoda when i was 22 and i followed instructions from a box. there were pieces missing from it and then i had to tear it all down when i was done anyway.


what really struck me is how much these sculptures speak to me. how much they display my feelings.







i don't even know how to tell you how i connect with these...but i do. i see myself in each of them, in a different way. do you connect with them?


Paula said...

Hi, today I found a intenet cafe on my way and are glad to visit you. There are sometimes days or weeks like that. I understand very well that not getting it all sorted at times. It makes perfect sense to me!

Tara said...
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Tara said...


I totally understand having a lot to say but not knowing how to say it. I am like that most days!

These lego pieces are soo cool and I can particularly relate to the man being held by lots of arms and 'mask', really they all relate to me.

Is there one in particular that resonates with you at the moment?

Eliza said...

I saw one of his exhibits in Park City, at the Kimball Arts Center, a few months back. He is amazing!

Also, if you go to Lego Land you can see some pretty cool Lego art...they just aren't as artistic...well that's not fair... they are just more cheesy art geared toward kids. Although, I took my nieces and nephews to his show in Park City and they L-O-V-E-D it! So...I digress.