Global Tour of Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Sculptures in Myrtle Beach until September
By GINA GAMBONY • JUL 21, 2016 • WHQR, Wilmington, NC
Listen…3:47 | LISTEN to Nathan Sawaya talk about his transition from law to art in 2004 and his current focus in human figures. More audio below. The artwork of award-winning contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya may surprise you-and your children. Sawaya creates sculptures out of LEGOS, the same Legos parents have in couch cushions and under kitchen tables. His exhibit The Art of the Brick is on a global tour, and through September, it’s on display at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Sawaya spoke with us from his studio in Los Angeles. The first question: what was it like to leave a successful career as a corporate lawyer to commit to LEGO sculpture full-time? Listen above.
“The Art of the Brick” by Nathan Sawaya & “In Pieces” by Sawaya and Australian photographer Dean West. Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach through September 10th.
WEB EXTRA #1: In addition to The Art of the Brick, the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum is also displaying a collaborative exhibit between Nathan Sawaya and Australia photographer Dean West. Listen to Sawaya talk about
In Pieces here:
WEB EXTRA #2: What kind of LEGO might Sawaya like to see invented? Listen to his response: