Brick Artist Nathan Sawaya creates amazing sculptures out of LEGO bricks. He has more than 1.5 million colored LEGO bricks in his studio to work with and his artwork takes on many forms.
"The Art of the Brick" is the title of his current tour now showing in North America. Using LEGOs as an art medium, his sculptures on the tour were constructed from almost one million LEGO pieces and started around the year 2000.
Nathan Sawaya is a fulltime freelance artist and will accept commissions from just about anyone – as long as the idea is good. He also works at events, photo shoots and conventions to design his creations on the spot.
As a child, Nathan grew up in a fun environment and frequently drew cartoons, wrote stories and performed magic tricks. His parent’s living room contained an emerging LEGO city that he tirelessly worked on for more than twelve years. It was this LEGO city that let his imagination sore to where he perfected his art form.
Creating primarily 3-dimensional sculptures and oversized portraits, he has made a 7-ft long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge, a life-sized tyrannosaurus rex and a portrait of Stephen Colbert, among other works.
When asked how big a commissioned LEGO project can be, Nathan states that it can be as big as your imagination. And your wallet.
Wow, I could only imagine building something as cool as these when I was a kid. Now this is something I would have liked to see at one of my birthday parties when I was a kid. Instead of the clown blowing up balloons in the shapes of animals, I’d much rather have a LEGO sculpture. I think his artwork is pretty awesome. What do you think of it?
Many thanks to Nathan Sawaya! To see more of his awesome LEGO artwork, visit his website at http://www.brickartist.com.