Saturday, September 19, 2015

LEGO creatures by Ekow Nimako

I just stumbled onto this expertly crafted monochromatic LEGO creatures by Toronto-based visual artist Ekow Nimako. His perfect selection of bricks really bring these animals to life. My favorite is the adorable black cat named Ms. Fortune (pictured above), which is crafted from almost 5,000 LEGO pieces. 

His upcoming exhibition, Silent Knight, will be featured in next month's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. The piece is made with more than 50,000 LEGO elements and captures the beauty and stealth of the barn owl like it has never been seen before.

Ekow was born in Montreal, Canada and studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. An avid builder since childhood, his first LEGO installation, AVIARAGEDDON, depicted over thirty species of weaponized birds in flight as a commentary on war culture and its link to species endangerment.

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