If you find yourself in DTLA during the next week, be sure to swing by the Wells Fargo Center to see the interactive sculptural installation PARK PEOPLE by artist Nathan Sawaya, currently making the rounds among various US cities. PARK PEOPLE features six seated bodies made entirely of Legos (TM).
Modeled from his own body, Sawaya has said he was inspired to create them by simple moments such as “taking a seat”, and in fact that is just what these figures are doing, allowing for viewers to sit next to them, talk, or just take a quick selfie and go on about their day.
“Most of my artworks tour the globe in THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition in an indoor experience. One of my primary goals with this installation is to make art as accessible as possible, so the PARK PEOPLE collection is situated outdoors,” said Sawaya. “I hope Angelenos and visitors alike come check out PARK PEOPLE and sit for a bit.”
PARK PEOPLE runs from Wednesday, September 13 through Friday, September 22, at Wells Fargo Center. The parking entrance is located at 330 South Hope Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public.