Sunday, 19 January 2014

Lego Art

The most ambitious display at the Morris Museum when we visited was the "brick art" of Nathan Sawyca.  The artist actually glues each piece of his lego art together and if he wants to undo it, a hammer and chisel are required.  His work is amazing!

This artist self-portrait was probably my favourite piece at the Morris Museum display.  If you want to check him out, try this link:                                                                             

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Morris Museum

I am a fan of the Morris Museum located in Morristown, NJ.  We went for a visit on Jan. 2 this year, basically to view the lego art.  What a treat!  The museum, during this particular visit was very kid-friendly with the lego art, a wonderful model train/town display, storybook "trees" created by kids, a permanent dinosaur discovery area and a small wildlife display with a lego play area adjacent  to it.  I plan to do a post about the lego art if I ever figure out how to do that!  Took lots of pictures - not sure if it's legal to post them.  I'd recommend this museum if you're in the area - to me it really beat the Crayola Museum in Easton, PA and was considerably cheaper.  Maybe not quite as kid-friendly, however!  Some good photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on display as well and there's an unusual collection of early musical playing devices and automatons as well.   Check it out if you're in the area.  

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Table

 I purchased this table as an impulse buy about 2 months ago and have wondered from time to time if it was a good idea.  It's going to be a table that will need vacuuming, if the boys pull it over on themselves they'll be killed, and if anything spills into the grooves of the leaves it's going to be a nightmare to clean!  However, it's a work of art.  I've been away for three weeks and I'd actually forgotten about it.  It looks great in the room and I REALLY like it.  So with all the analysis I've done about this table, I think I've finally accepted it as a wise move.  Happy New Year, everyone!
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