New York-based freelance artist Nathan Sawaya recently put his LEGO sculpture skills to work when he created his piece titled Bare Bones in Bricks, which was a blue skin made out of LEGO bricks that partially covered the well-known skin care company Keihl‘s cherished mascot Mr. Bones.
As part of the Keihl’s Gives program, Nathan was picked to be one of the 13 renowned artists helping to redesign Mr. Bones, with a total of $200,000 going to charities of their choice in the areas of HIV/AIDS, the environment and children’s causes. Nathan chose to donate his portion of the money to the Thea Foundation.
I was honored to be one of the artists selected to provide their own take on Mr. Bones for a recent Kiehl’s charity event. Other artists included: Alicia Keys, Zach Galifianakis, Terry Richardson, Padma Lakshmi, Kenny Scharf, Olek and other creatives. The event raised thousands of dollars for my charity of choice: the Thea Foundation.
For my version, I wanted Mr. Bones to be building a skin of bricks around his bare bones. I figured he needed “skin” to put all his new Kiehl’s products on.
Below is a time-lapse video of Nathan Sawaya piecing his Mr. Bones redesign together one block at a time.
photos via Nathan Sawaya