The Art of the Brick ( Part III)

Writer

Writer, 3210 Bricks

the mask

Mask, 18509 Bricks

Mask is a reflection of revealing our true selves. So often we put on a different face and then can no longer identify our own self. As he said, Mask identifies the facade we hide behind. (Nathan, 2007)

Pencil

Pencil

Parthenon

Parthenon, 30210 Bricks (The original version sits atop the Athenian Acropolis)

Wall

Wall, 9896

Walls go up. They separate  divide and segregate. But even the biggest and baddest walls come down eventually. Walls are no match for the human spirit. (Nathan, 2008)

Globe

Globe

Ascension

Ascension, 7124 Bricks

Love the lighting effect for Ascension.

“What will lift you up? Love? Faith? Success? And once you are raised up, where is it that you go? the idea of ascension, going to a higher place without first experiencing death, is something I wanted to explore. Where is it that you believe you’ll go?” (Nathan, 2010)

MBS
ArtScience Museum, 15999 Bricks

Here I am! The welcoming hand of Singapore. :D

The Art of the Brick ( Part II)

Disintegration 瓦解

Doorway

Doorway, 6988 Bricks

I’ve just got to step outside of myself for a few minutes. But don’t worry, I’ll be back. (Nathan – 2008)

Inside

Inside, 2980 Bricks

When we’re born, we’re all given a shell to live in.

And one of the joys of living is being able to fill it in any way we like. (Nathan, 2008)

Swimmer

Swimmer, 10980 Bricks

Can you imagine? Swimmer took 15 days to complete.

Thinker

Thinker, 1047 Bricks

Everlasting, 10584 Bricks

Everlasting, 10584 Bricks

Love lives forever. It outlives youth and a flat stomach and a full head of hair. And that’s what makes it beautiful. (2010)

The Art of the Brick ( Part I)

An awesome Brick exhibitions from Nathan Sawaya — 《The Art of the Brick》
The Art of Bricks

The Art of Bricks
Yellow

Yellow , 11014 Bricks

“Yellow always draws a lot of attention from adults as well as children. i think we grown-ups appreciate how cathartic’opening oneself up to the world’s can be for our souls. And the kids? Probably because yellow guts spilling onto the floor looks cool. For me, this piece is about the metamorphosis I have been through on my journeys”. (2006 – Nathan Sawaya)

Face Mask

Face Mask, 10,770 Bricks

A self-portrait by Nathan Sawaya. he used dozens and dozens of photos of his head from all angles as a basis for this over-sized sculpture. it tool over a month to create. (2009)

Hands, 15,136 Bricks

The most important tool for Nathan. The “hands” took 3 weeks to create. (2007)

Hold it

Hold it- 手握红积木, 1,601 Bricks

In fact this is an untitled piece. however, Nathan said” There it is, small enough to hold between your thumb and forefinger. Hold it up to the light. Can you see through it? Look at it more closely. what is it? Well, it’s Art, after all. (2007) Well, this is Art! :)

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