Paid a visit to the exhibition at the ArtScience museum! It was called ‘The Art of Brick’, so basically great sculptures built by Nathan Sawaya! Looking at all the sculptures alone aren’t good enough, you have to read what the captions are to fully understand the story or reasoning behind the work.
I found myself nodding in agreement when I read the caption and studied the lego pieces. It really brings a lot of deeper meaning as to why it was even built in the first place. I began to observe that Nathan is a very deep and knowledgeable man who is still in the midst of discovering the journey of life and giving small advice and encouragement about our walk in life.
I wish I could just show you all the pictures of what spoke to me, but if I did I would be ruining the excitement wouldn’t I? So here is a couple! But I really encourage you to head on down to the exhibition, until 14th April 2013!
I really love this, I mean this picture is featured even on the cover, but really, its like just opening yourself up!
Where does the real world end and the artist’s world begin? Sometimes when I’m working, it can feel like the truth lies in the work itself and my surroundings fade away to grey.
Excuse me. I’ve just got to step outside of myself for a few minutes. But don’t worry, I’ll be back.
Haven’t we all been here, hanging on by a finger? I know I have. And though it might at first seem impossible, we usually manage to pull ourselves back up.
There were a few more, like a man with pieces flying out from his body. It was trying to say that no matter what life will have winds that try to nibble us apart, tearing us from what we used to be. Another was, a man that had hands pulling him back. No matter how badly we want to move forward, people say to us ‘no’ or they hold us back, so we have to break free from that. It is a process.
It was enlightening, and with simple bricks, how this man actually inculcated deep thoughts into the viewer’s minds. It was a very meaningful exhibition even though it was built on children’s bricks. They were life’s metaphors, through lego bricks creating a breakthrough to the mind in simple words and bricks.
More details: http://brickartist.com/