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.
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: