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“The Lost Tablet”: This Lego Art Series By A Melbourne-Based Architect Illustrates Decay And Recombination

Published 8 months ago

Jan van Schaik, an artist and architect based in Melbourne, has created a fantastic series called “Lost Tablets” in which he used secondhand LEGO blocks that are symbolic of deteriorating structures recombing themselves.

“Years ago while walking around the base of the Parthenon in Athens, I noticed, clearly discernible in its base, remnants of the great monument’s former iterations, scarred by the battles that violently transformed them from architecture to rubble,” Schaik describes his project “So too, the blocks of these found Lego pieces bear the marks and discolouring left on them by their former owners before putting them up for sale on the second hand market.”

The artist has been creating these works since September 2019 and has made 89 of them now. He has also created large and small limited edition prints, a book, postcards, stamps and NFTs that you can buy here.

Check out some of his amazing works in the gallery below.

More info: Lost Tablets | Website | Instagram

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Saumya Ratan

From captivating stories to awe-inspiring creations, Saumya has a knack for unearthing hidden treasures online. A delightful explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming, she loves to share her discoveries with people around the globe.

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