Cultural Opportunity - Art Exhibit
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I was completely blown away at the art exhibit. Perhaps it was because I never knew LEGO bricks could be used in the way the artist used them. I had just always stacked them clumsily to make a ramshackle house or some other structure, and never had I imagined that they could be used to create such works of art! Nathan Sawaya is the artist of the structures, and he did an incredibly creative job on every single sculpture
There was one sculpture in particular that I liked. It was called “An Artist’s View” and it depicted a room with a painters stand complete with a painting. What was interesting about it was that the room was black and white; the only thing in color was the painting on the stand. It was as if the thing that was creative in the room, which the artist had created from his imagination, was colored on purpose. In other words, what drew the observer’s eye was something that had been created because of someone’s interpretation of an idea. I thought this could apply to what we have done in class because there have been many readings that people have had different perceptions on. The differences in interpretation is what made the discussion come alive with color, instead of being merely a starkly black and white conversation.