In 2004 I created a little sculpture called Success. An office worker is sitting in a nice suit at his desk, dazing off in the distance as his fingers linger absent-mindedly near his computer. It's a personal statement about how we look at success and what it means to be "successful". It is a portrait of myself before I left my former career to pursue art full-time and it has resonated with a lot of people.
9 years later, as part of my premier art exhibition Piece By Piece, the idea was expanded by telling a narrative via a series of comic-book-like "panels" comprised of additional models. The models, together, create a storyline on either side of the "Success" piece that we call the "Success Story".
This was set up as part of the entry into my art exhibit, not only literally telling you the tale of my flight from the corporate world to a life of LEGO play, but it also mirrored the visitor's experience of walking in from the serious streets of Manhattan and into an exhibit of silly giant LEGO sculptures.
That's an awesome story you tell in Lego . You are most fortunate, you get to do what you love for a living. Also I bought your book cool robots and my son and I had hours of fun building them then making our own. Excellent
'a life of lego play'? with all the sculpting work you put into your artistic pieces, how can you call it that? 'play' sounds like you make light pieces, I see you more like a modern Leonardo Davinci, there is a lot of depth in your art, and of all things you can imagine, you can never know how you inspire people like me, to live out of this artistic medium, Walt Disney used pencils, Georges Lucas used plastic models to build ships, look how far it lead them...to me, you live the dream, I no longer have to imagine, I wanted this before I saw you, but, you give me great hope of achievement, I m not fortunate enough to leave my labor work unfortunately, but, e v e r y d a y, I think about living out of making 'plastic cartoons' and stop wasting my time moving merchandise, and like you, work on building a better world, if I ever make it... you can bet I m going to make sure you benefit from it!.....Francis.