I don’t know about you, but with covid, I have found myself more and more isolated from things in the outside world. Sometimes it can be a struggle to maintain my sanity.
For my family, we have a teenager in our home. That brings about more issues with the pandemic. However, I have found that teenagers are resilient.
My teen has spent a lot of his time social distancing with his Legos. His use of Legos inspired this blog. I mean, why can’t we use Legos as an artform?
My research led me to an amazing sculpture named Nathan Sawaya. He personally owns 10,000 Lego bricks.
Just look at the sculpture above titled “Yellow”. Now, before you start to question whether this can be considered art, let me share this with you; Nathan has ‘The Art of the Brick’, which is his global touring exhibition that has hit cities such as São Paulo, New York, and Houston.
As if that isn’t enough, he has also created the ‘Mona Lisa’ and a statue of ‘Discobolus’ out of Lego bricks. You will never persuade me that one can’t use Legos for art.
I also found another inventive way people have used Legos for art. This piece was on display at the Denver Zoo, and was built by artist Sean Kenney. I think I have proven that this really is an amazing art form.
According to the zoo website l, “It took Sean and his staff months and nearly 1 million LEGO bricks to create the sculptures, which feature a number of vulnerable, threatened and endangered species, including a snow leopard, monarch butterfly, whooping crane, coral reef, jeweled chameleon, black rhino, African lion and polar bear with her three cubs.”
You know what all this means, right? Since it is Monday, it is challenge day.
That means I am challenging you to submit your Lego art to the site. We want to see your creativity with this versatile little brick!
I would love to see the Las Vegas strip done in Legos. Or maybe a bust of Amanda Gorman would be cool, especially since today is International Women’s Day.
Everyone’s favorite, Oprah said, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excited you.” Art excites us. This week, Lego art really excites us!
The staff, here at Her Blaze, are really excited about the potential of seeing some really creative and unique Lego art. So many artists have an amazing eye for detail so we know the intricate work one can do with Legos will be astounding!
The graphic below will show you how to submit your Lego artwork (and any artwork you want to share) to us. We want to add as many of you as we can to our virtual art gallery.
As you go about your day today, let’s send a special ‘happy birthday’ to an amazing artist in his own right, Jazz saxophonist George Coleman. Anyone who worked with Ray Charles and B.B. King deserves it!
Happy 86th birthday Mr. Coleman!