Here is a little video showing some of the behind the scenes action during the creation of the lions for the NYPL. Yes, that is glue that I am using. I wanted to make sure the LEGO lions stayed together permanently while on display. The original marble lions have been around for 100 years. I figure my plastic versions will be around for thousands of years. Go plastic!
I can finally reveal my latest project: The Flaming C! Conan O’Brien’s comic superhero has been living in my art studio for the past few weeks, but now he has made his way to San Diego Comic-Con.
Along with other fine art of the Flaming C from around the world, the brick version is prominently featured in the front window at Conan’s COCO MoCA Flaming C Art Gallery in San Diego.
I always knew I was different, some might even say unusual. Well it’s now official. Last Saturday night I was awarded the “Most Creative Unusual Artist” by the Society of Unique Artists in New York. I attended the event with my long-time girlfriend, Courtney, who is not really very unusual, except for the fact that she chooses to hang out with me. Which may or may not be unusual. I was up against some very qualified and talented fellow artists including Calvin Nicholls for his paper art, Huang Taisheng for his leaf art carving and Robert Lang for his origami art. It was an honor to win and I am grateful that the Society is promoting the field of choosing unusual media and non-traditional artforms. They were held at the Jerome L. Greene Center in Soho and were hosted by television personality Danielle Guldin. Thank you to the Society for a truly unusual evening.
Okay, so I am a little nervous. After four years of successfully touring North America, The Art of the Brick(R) exhibition is going Down Under. Opening in Melbourne on June 2 at Federation Square, I am going to see how LEGO fine art translates into Australian. Will Aussie’s like LEGO art? Will the bricks stick together down there? Do I rent or buy a kangaroo? How long is the flight? No, really, how long?
I am attending the opening so hopefully I will answer my own questions by then. I look forward to meeting new folks and bringing my artwork to a new continent.
I like to tell stories with my art. If I was ever going to leave the LEGO world, I would still want to tell stories and would probably pursue making movies. So, to that end, I am excited to announce a new project and collaboration. I am producing a new film with a magical twist. I will be collaborating with filmmakers Chris Nash and Martin Anthony, along with writer-producer Luiza Almeida. Part of my role will be designing some brick artwork for the film.
Check out the video to learn more.
We are currently in the fundraising portion of pre-production. Follow our fundraising progress, or even better, contribute to our fundraising at IndieGoGo.