Introducing the “In Pieces” collaboration, featuring life-sized LEGO sculptures by Nathan Sawaya, and photography by Dean West.
Nathan writes: “We spent two years traveling North America scouting for locations that would be visually ideal for the story we wanted to tell about culture, society and specifically identity.
“...Umbrella (pictured above) compels the viewer to deconstruct each tableau, thereby exposing elements of the scene construction, revealing the one-of-a-kind LEGO sculpture hidden within and identifying the cultural significance as well.
“The LEGO umbrella in this scene took extreme patience to create, but it does successfully function to keep water off of the holder. This particular image was shot on location in Toronto. Contrary to popular belief, there was no singing.”
"In Pieces" was shown in New York City at the Openhouse Gallery for three weeks,
as well as the Clinton Library and Museum in Little Rock for six weeks.