Life-Size Lego Art in Hollywood
Lawyer-turned-sculptor Nathan Sawaya builds colorful works of art.
June 19, 2012
Nathan Sawaya's "The Art of the Brick" fuses childhood nostalgia with introspective reflection by manipulating Legos into large-scale sculptures. With over 25 unique works on display, "Brick" is currently on view at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (through August 19). Once a shirt-and-tie lawyer, Sawaya left the boardroom to work for the iconic toy brand before branching out on his own. Works in the exhibit focus on the human form, such as a sculpture of a couple kissing, a young boy grasping a ball, and even the faces of Mount Rushmore. Other designs lean more toward the whimsical, playful side of life, such as a row of Crayola crayons and a multi-colored peace sign. 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954-921-3274