Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Art of the Cube



Forget Banksy-esque minifig stencil graffiti or Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick -- there's a new brick in town and it's already on its second museum, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum.

As I mentioned on the GeekDad Blog earlier this year, Q-BA-MAZE is a modular building system that can be used to create anything from towers to brontosauruses. Each brick has channels and holes enabling sculptures to double as marble runs.

The Walker Art Center commissioned Q-BA-MAZE inventor Andrew Comfort to create huge fish display for its lobby, and from there the sculpture migrated to Milwaukee. Comfort is working with some of the 65 museums that currently sell his bricks. He hopes the Fish will travel to Chicago, Columbus, Washington and New York by the end of 2008, as well as the West Coast, Southwest and South in 2009 -- and maybe even Japan after that.

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