Artist Adam Reed Tucker developed his love for Chicago into building art using LEGO bricks. He challenged himself to “use Art to express & educate the complexity of skyscraper engineering” while softening the intimidating nature of Architecture. And so, Brickstructures were born. He wrote, “Ever since I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the iconic Chicago Skyline. This later inspired me to explore Architecture in hopes of one day becoming an Architect. My only time away from that inspiring Chicago Skyline was during my college years when I received my Professional Degree in Architecture with an emphasis on the Philosophy of Design Theory at Kansas State University in 1996. The idea behind Brickstructures, Inc. was born from a concept I developed during my later college years which I termed Artitecture™. This fictitious word was simply created through the joining of two of my most fondest passions: Art + Architecture. Within the wonderful world of Architecture I developed an even deeper more specific passion towards skyscrapers along the sharing / teaching of philosophy & design theories behind these towering marvels.As an artist’s medium, The LEGO brick is not initially thought of as a material typically used in creating art. But as an Architectural Artist, it lends itself perfectly to my applications just as paint to a painter or metal to a blacksmith. I first and foremost do not view my models as literal replicas, but rather artistic interpretations that capture the essence of their sculptural form. Again, my vision is to capture the essence of the architectural & artistic form of the given structure to where my translation almost becomes its pure sculptural form.” More places to see LEGO architecture is in the Miniland USA area of LEGOland California.
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Really enjoyed this article. Bravo. Keep up the good work says Carolyn.
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