“Art nurtures the brain. Whether made from clay, paint, wood, or a modern-day toy.” – Nathan Sawaya
Sunday we went to see an awesome new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science – The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya. All the pieces are made out of Legos!
We are museum members so we got invited to a members’ only showing which was awesome as the crowd was small (and everyone was social distancing and had their masks on).
The pieces in the exhibit were amazing and many were HUGE! We imagined hours and hours of creating these pieces. Here is a video I found from when the exhibit visited Manchester, UK. (which unfortunately closed early due to the pandemic).
Well let’s dive into images from the Denver show we saw Sunday:
All life size or larger!
Also displayed were an amazing collection of reproductions of famous paintings and sculptures done in Legos:
The artist also created some very unique pieces with Legos, including a giant figure swimming in Lego water:
My favorite piece in the show was this one (yes a Legos dog made life size):
My partner John’s favorite piece was this twisted Lego block:
John loved Legos as a kid and participated in Legos building competitions. He got a kick posing with several of the Legos figures at the exhibit!
I’ll close out this post with one of the posters of quotes from the artist throughout the exhibit: