As a mom, I’ve come to dislike Legos. Sure, they spawn creativity, they entertain my children for hours upon hours. I dig that! What I dislike about them is that I am left to pick them up–and sort them. By the time the last lego brick hits the bin, the madness begins again!
At this point, I’m kicking myself in the butt! I like to believe I’m creative but then…someone proves me incorrect!
Meet David Haliski of New York, who, instead of griping about those blasted Lego Bricks, embraced them and let his creative mind build masterpieces! Don’t believe me? Check out his shop, Brick Braclets, and see for yourself! It’s amazing!
While Legos aren’t unique, it’s David creative spin on these bricks that sets Brick Bracelets apart from others. “What makes these pieces unique is the fact that they are all created by hand by myself, a LEGO artist. I currently show many pieces at Clawflowers in Greenport, NY. I wanted to create a line that was fun and affordable for people that enjoy my LEGO mosaic and sculpture pieces. Someone may not be able to take a 48” x 48” Spam mosaic (which contains over 23,000 bricks) home but they could go home with a ring, bracelet or other small gift that could be equally enjoyable.”
After looking through David’s creations, I might just change my mind—maybe LEGOs weren’t created to drive me over the edge. There’s a lot of fun stuff. For David, his favorite absolute favorite creation is “As far as items in the shop, I would have to say the LEGO Heart. It is simple yet beautiful and fun at the same time. In regards to my fine art pieces I really love how the McDonalds Big Mac Meal turned out.
David is inspired by “Pop culture, color, my wife, everyday life, galleries, travel, Warhol, Lichtenstein, new experiences.”
His process is more than just that bin of bricks. “I try to create things I think people would enjoy and are different. I sit and work with different configurations of LEGO bricks that could work nicely for a specific piece. I use inspiration and real like objects for reference especially for my 3D pieces.”
When he’s not creating with legos, David likes to “Travel is a huge one, my wife and I were in Japan a few months back and in Sweden back in April. We try to get away a couple times a year. It really recharges ones self and opens up whole new creative perspectives.”
David says one craft he doesn’t know how to do, but wishes he did is “Working with glass has always interested me. The way it is manipulated and layered is really impressive.”
Finding time to craft is sometimes a challenge for most of us, for David, “Creating my LEGO designs is almost therapeutic. It relaxes me, gets me off the computer and allows me to work with my hands. I usually find time a couple times a week after work an on weekends.”
When asked what his greatest accomplishments in life thus far is, David replied, “Wow that is really tough to pick one. My career as an Art Director has been a proud goal of mine that has been fulfilled. My marriage is certainly another. I am trying to bring my work as a LEGO artist and designer up to those levels.”
Ten years from now “I would love to have my own shop and studio workspace where people could see my works, including those in progress, and pick up some unique LEGO gifts.”
You won’t find David’s art just in Brick Bracelets. “I currently show many of my LEGO pieces at Clawflowers in Greenport, NY. If you are in the area, especially in the summer for the vineyards, stop in for some fun pieces. You can also find Brick Bracelets at Verbena also in Greenport, NY.”
David selected because “This is one of my favorite pieces to date. It reflects the basic message of my line, bright, fun and so unique. Four unique LEGO bricks housed on a silver plated ring base that is adjustable for any size finger. Enjoy!”
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