Nathan Sawaya, Amazing Lego Artist (Video)

Nathan Sawaya, a former lawyer who gave up his profession to become one of only a handful of LEGO artists in the world, is a New York based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things.

Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2000.

His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.

Sawaya’s ability to transform LEGO bricks into something new, his devotion to scale and color perfection, the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate an ordinary toy to the status of fine art.

Today Sawaya has more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York art studio and spends 12 – 14 hours a day working on his sculptures.

Sawaya’s art form takes shape primarily in 3-dimensional sculptures and oversized portraits.

Via: Brick Artist