Nathan Sawaya is an American artist who builds custom three-dimensional sculptures and large-scale mosaics from standard LEGO bricks. His works are commissioned by companies, charities, individuals, museums and galleries all over the world.
Nathan Sawaya left his job as a New York corporate lawyer in 2001, and he is now a full-time LEGO artist in Los Angeles. Not an easy transition, with doubts from friends and family, Sawaya commented, “When I was a lawyer I quickly came to realize I was more comfortable sitting on the floor creating sculptures than I was sitting in a boardroom negotiating contracts. My own personal conflicts and fears, coupled with a deep desire for overall happiness, paved the way to becoming a full-time working artist.”