You skaters out there might recognize this, it’s Screaming Hand from Jim Phillips, and it’s been a part of skater culture and the Santa Cruz California art scene for almost forty years. Builder Brick Flag crafted this tribute in bricks, and it’s just as unsettling and awesome as the original.
Sometimes unconventional construction leads to spectacular results. Take this mosaic by builder Ultron32 for instance, a pretty large percentage of the parts used here are held in place by friction only. And while that may not be great for gravity on occasion, I think you’ll agree it’s pretty excellent for capturing a likeness.
Art is what you make it, so it’s different for every person. I like this piece by builder jarekwally because of it’s dynamic nature, capturing motion beautifully and it’s simple coloration, stark and contrasty. But I also like that it doesn't come with a lot of explanation, no message of symbolism or pompous backstory, just some beautiful sculpting and nice imagery.
Now I’m no painter, but I know that in art there exists the concept of still life which is all about an arrangement of inanimate objects and colors. These flowers by Birgitte Jonsgard are a perfect embodiment of this artistic concept to achieve something truly beautiful and tranquil. Life, as well as Lego, can become very chaotic and confusing, so sometimes you just need to calm yourself and stop to smell the roses.
It always makes me happy when I see a post from a builder we haven’t heard from in a while, especially when I can call that builder a friend. J.B.F. took a bit of a hiatus from building, but is back with a vengeance with these powerful pieces he’s calling My Own Propaganda. Thought provoking images of the tumultuous world we live in.
Just lay your eyes on this beautiful, Alphonso Mucha inspired creation by Pate-keetongu. I’m not going to even attempt to cobble some words together up here to describe or interpret it, it’s just serve as distraction. I’m just going to invite to gaze at her like I’ve been doing for whole minutes now, gorgeous.