This life-size sculpture of a Moth Orchid is nearly 3 feet tall and contains 2,300 LEGO pieces. (Yes ... lots of teeny tiny pieces!)
All of my LEGO sculptures are built with regular off-the-shelf pieces, and there is a very limited selection of pink out there. I was forced to use only four different types of pink rectangular bricks to make this orchid look as realistic as possible. This made the sculpture even more complicated to build... on top of the fact that it is so thin, tall, and jiggly! (More than once I found myself crawling under the desk running after a half-smashed petal or two.) :)
The sculpture was installed in April 2012 at Reiman Gardens in Iowa as part of my traveling exhibition, Nature Connects. In October 2012 it will travel to it's next location, so stay tuned for updates!
The entire sculpture was assembled in my New York City art studio, then custom-crated in museum-quality exhibition crates for my new show, Nature connects, which is currently touring the United States.
A most intriguing hat!