More on LEGOs: Jan Vormann is a German artist who “patches” holes and decay in buildings with Lego bricks!
This makes for wonderfully interesting juxtapositions of the brightly colored plastic rectangles with the old, graying, non-uniform stones and cement of old structures.
Jan has created this artwork — which, in true German-language style, he calls “dispatchwork” — to several cities, including Tel Aviv, Israel, Bocchignano, Italy and Berlin, Germany.
The work has a very different feel in each of the locales, and all are intriguing.
In Berlin, most of the patchwork was done on bullet holes and destruction left-over from World War II. In Italy, near Rome, I imagine the decay was simply from age. In Israel, the artist was specifically invited to “repair” some old walls by the curators of Darom Gallery in Tel Aviv.
It would be fun to revisit the sites in 50 years and see the relative effects of time on the newer plastic vs. the old stone.
UPDATE: Where could we do this in Philly?