Dutch artist M.C. Escher created “Relativity” in 1953. The drawing shows a world where the normal laws of gravity no longer apply. Over the years the two-dimensional drawing has become one of the artist’s most popular works. Being used in a variety of ways and can be appreciated by not only the artistic, but the scientific. As is the case with the young Lego artist named Paul Vermeesch. Paul is a 16-year-old Lego sculptor who has been building with the toy bricks since he was 3. With a fondness for art, Escher’s works have always intrigued and impressed him. It was only natural to want to find a way to merge the two.
The model Paul made is a one-cubic-foot diorama made over the course of several months from sketches he drew and digitally rendered models. Using scenes from the 1977-83 original Star Wars trilogy movies.
The model has seven lights that illuminate the inside.
The diorama itself contains from 2,000-3,000 Lego pieces, none of which are glued.
Paul’s completed homage to Escher was done for the Brickworld Chicago 2012 in Wheeling, Ill., and can be viewed at the show on June 16-17, 2012.
(All photos courtesy of Paul Vermeesch.)