Nature Connects always seeks to illustrate the connections found in nature. The Galapagos Tortoise co-exists with the Galapagos Finch, who eats small parasites out of the nooks and crannies in his shell and skin, keeping the bird fed and the tortoise healthy.
This life-size sculpture is over 5 feet long and contains 23,317 LEGO pieces. It took my assistant Evan over 290 hours and over 2 months to design and construct. Did you notice that the tortoise’s eye is a black mini-figure space helmet?
This sculpture will now spend the next 6 years traveling to Botanical Gardens and Arboretums around the world as part of my Nature Connects exhibit. Check out the schedule and see if it’s visiting you soon!