All you Nintendo fans out there, here is the excuse you were waiting for to get tickets and pack to Japan. Nintendo just opened a super cute cafe in Osaka and Tokyo.
Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates very nice pieces using some unlikely things, mostly LEGO bricks. Sawaya has some portraits, logos, large and small sculptures ... all made of bricks. As you will see here, his work is very amazing since he puts together lots of bricks to form very nice and unique work. He is currently touring North American museums in a show titled The Art of the Brick, an exhibition focused exclusively on LEGO as a way of art.
"Sawaya is a surrealist mash-up of forms and artists. Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright crossed with Ray Harryhausen, or Auguste Rodin crossed with Shigeru Miyamoto, and you start to get a sense of where Sawaya is coming from". Scott Jones
I bumped into his work when I was reading a local newspaper and they mentioned his work and the touring. As I really liked the one piece I saw I decided to search more about the artist and his pieces. I really think that this kind of art is impressive not only because of it's looks but also because of the whole process of putting together a huge amount of bricks to form a great final piece. The artist must be not only creative but also very patience to do that. Who as a kid didn't try do create cool stuff out of LEGO? For sure our tries were not this good, maybe only for our moms. ;)
Click at the images to visit Sawaya's page and check out more about each piece. Enjoy!! :)