LEGO Still Life with Bricks: The Art of Everyday Play
Artist: Lydia Ortiz
Contributor: Michelle Clair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Released: April 7th, 2020
I received a copy of LEGO Still Life with Bricks in exchange for a fair and honest review.
What do you do when a box full of LEGOs show up at your office door? You pull them out and start creating, of course! That is the premise behind LEGO Still Life with Bricks: The Art of Everyday Play, only to a whole new degree.
In this collection of photographs, Lydia Ortiz (with some help from Michelle Clair) takes LEGOs and begins to playfully work them into real-life situations. They’re funny, they’re cute, and they’re certainly unique.
This aren’t your typical LEGO creations. There are no LEGO masterpieces here. Instead, these pieces all merge with other objects, having the LEGOs stand in for the real world in truly clever, and sometimes hilarious, ways.
The collection is every bit as whimsical and fun as you might imagine. The photographs themselves are bold, simple, and surprisingly elegant. Between that and the colors of the backgrounds, the whimsy really does feel enhanced, almost like a story is being told throughout the pages.