Huge Toy Sculptures and Spring Blooms Create Interactive Exhibits Around the USA
What do you get when you combine more than 500,000 toy bricks with countless spring blooms in a lush garden? You can find these exhibits through 2017 at
Fayetteville, North Carolina through Sunday January 8, 2017 at Cape Fear Botanical Garden; Phoenix, Arizona through Monday January 2, 2017 at Phoenix Zoo; Vero Beach, Florida through Sunday May 7, 2017
at McKee Botanical Garden
Artist Sean Kenney who created the Nature Connects sculptures notes on his website that "Just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in
nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects and plants have important relationships; different species of animals have special
relationships with each other; animals have connections with their families just like we do."
The interactive art installation, entirely constructed from over half a million toy bricks, will bring 27 larger-than-life, nature-themed sculptures to 15 separate and distinct sections in the Garden. Multiple interactive
activities include a bricks raceway, creative bricks building area and children's reading lounge help round out the diverse and compelling exhibit. Visitors will be invited to download a customized mobile app to unlock
"hidden" facts and a map about each sculpture while walking through the garden.
Sean Kenney took seven months to build the sculptures, that are all incredibly detailed and assembled exclusively using the popular connecting toys. They range from a 575-piece
statue of a goldfinch to a 31, 565- piece hummingbird, the symbol of the South Coast Botanic Garden, to a 45,143-piece bison that stands over 6 feet tall.
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November 17, 2016