Dream It, Think It, Build It: The Art of the Brick
Some few weeks ago, I took a trip to Montebello, QC and stopped by Ottawa on the way back. And to my luck, there happened to be this LEGO art exhibit happening - of course, I needed to go, because LEGO is amazing (side note: I'm waiting for my LEGO Hogwarts Castle to arrive in the next couple of days!) and because it was named one of CNN's Top Ten 'Global Must-See Exhibitions', so it had to be good. It definitely did not disappoint, though I personally would have preferred a bit more variety of colour in his art (though, in his defense, LEGO bricks only come in so many colours). BUT that is precisely why I enjoyed the first part of the exhibit so much: his LEGO renditions of famous artwork; as well as his Crayola crayons sculpture - they were more colourfully diverse than the other creations in the latter part of the exhibit.
"THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks is made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the world's largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of the world's most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh's Starry Night and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West." - Canada Science and Technology Museum
Now, I invite you to browse through the image galleries, and read/contemplate on the descriptions of Sawaya's works.