Lego artwork and artists who work with these bricks have always been appreciated by us here at MyCoolBin. Today also, we are presenting to you an incredible Lego artist and his beautiful artwork. Sean Kenney is a New York-based award-winning artist that creates amazing masterpieces using Lego bricks. His creation includes portraits, architectural models, sculptures and replica of animals and plants. He has been working in this field from the past 15 years and his award-winning exhibitions have been touring the world since 2012.
Sean’s solo exhibit is currently on tour at North Carolina Arboretum, San Antonio Zoo, Denver Zoo and Flamingo Gardens, Florida. Called Nature Connects, this exhibition was launched back in 2012 where Lego bricks were introduced to botanical gardens, zoos, and arboretums. It includes a large collection of sculptures which largely includes life-size replicas of animals and plants. Sean along with his team of Brooklyn-based artists has created the artwork over a period of many years. The sculptures for this exhibition are crafted with uttermost care that showcases high level of detailing.
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The sculptures start out as rough sketches on paper and after going through various computer models, a prototype is selected. A single piece can take months of hard work and thousands of Lego bricks to complete. The lion sculpture was completed after 474 hours of work with 48,248 bricks going into the construction. According to Sean Kenney, the most challenging part is to get the features and expressiveness of the animal’s face right with the bricks.
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The sculptures made by Sean Kenney are playful and fun to watch but they also bring our attention to few important issues. His sculptures speak about balance of ecosystems, endangered species and our relationship with nature. The sculptures of endangered species like the Dodo Bird and Formosan clouded leopard are an eye-opener for humans. The exhibit has more than 30 sculptures which will be on display till the end of 2020.
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