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Building Art One Piece at a Time

I just returned from a visit with my grandchildren and their parents. One of the things we did was to go to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to see their new exhibit “The Art of the Brick.”  We had to wait in line for more than an hour to get into the exhibit, but it was worth the wait.

 

Lego Six

 

Oh, what fun we did have!
Oh, what fun we did have!

 

 

This exhibit features the work of Nathan Sawaya, an Oregon artist who builds his amazing art with Legos! I have to say that I was just as in awe as the children were. We as quilters build our art with fabric and thread, one piece at a time and it was easy to see some of the parallels in the creation of the Lego art.

 

Polly hugging the Lego tree.
Polly joined the Lego people and hugged the tree.

 

 

Emmett and the glowing skulls made of Legos.
Emmett and the glowing skulls made of Legos.

 

 

Lego Seven

 

I took several photos with the children to put into perspective the size of some of the pieces.

 

Lego Three

 

Lego Nine

 

Lego Eight

 

If you ever get a chance to see an exhibit of Mr. Sawaya’s in person you should go. It is truly inspiring.

 

Lego Ten
Polly, Emmett and my son-in-law Rob
Opening your heart to art and loving what you do!
Opening your heart to art and loving what you do!

 

You can see examples of his art on his website: http://www.nathansawaya.com

One thought on “Building Art One Piece at a Time

  1. Thank you to post these incredible Lego pictures, along with your grandchildren participating in this amazing artwork! I was searching the Internet for quilting ideas and ran across your website and, I really appreciate the insight “Opening your heart to art!”.. Especially as I am an interior designer, and artist, but looking for new inspiration in a new direction. I really appreciated everything your post showed as well as the reading along with it. You have helped a lightbulb come on in my mind & remind me to continue to enjoy what I love doing.! Thanks, Vickie

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