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Awesome, Life-Sized LEGO Sculptures Of Batman, The Joker, Iconic DC Characters
By Izza Sofia, 18 Mar 2017
When Nathan Sawaya was younger, his parents did not allow him to have a dog. They only allowed him to have a 36 square foot LEGO city. So he tore down that city and built his very own life size dog.
“I would look around my apartment and think, ‘Can I make an apple out of LEGO? Can I make a pencil out of LEGO but make that pencil 8 feet tall?’”
That was the moment when Sawaya realized the opportunities creative thinking are able to offer, which steered him to decide much later to leave behind his attorney life in Manhattan to become a full-time artist.
“These characters have 75 years of history that I get to draw on but, in the same sense, that's 75 years of ideas that have already been done, so how do we do something different?”
Sawaya has developed his practice under different themes and dimensions, making his own artistic interpretations made out of LEGO bricks. His latest show The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes in London, takes on comic book lore.
“I keep experimenting. I've been using LEGO in photography, just trying to keep pushing it in different directions.”
If you are a huge DC fan, you should definitely pay a visit. The gallery contain massive sculptures of iconic heroes and villains, from Batman and the Joker to Harley Quinn.
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes is on now at London's South Bank. Find out more here.
[via Creators, opening image via Shutterstock]
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