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Germinating acorn
About this creation
Come visit! This sculpture and 26 others are touring the U.S. now through 2014. Over 25 larger-than-life sculptures created with nearly half a million LEGO pieces! Read more and come visit!




This is a sculpture of an acorn as it begins its life as an oak tree, with leaves and shoots unfurling and reaching for the sun. It's over 5 feet tall and was built with 15,581 pieces.



The sculpture was installed in April 2012 at Reiman Gardens in Iowa as part of my traveling exhibition, Nature Connects. In October 2012 it will travel to it's next location, so stay tuned for updates!






Building it

The sculpture took over 200 hours to design and build. Each piece is glued one-by-one and a steel armature helps keep the sculpture secured to the ground and sturdy in high winds.




My assistant, Geoffrey, took the lead on the design and construction of this sculpture. LEGO sculptures are very difficult when they are either thin or horizontal, and the leaves in this sculpture are thin AND horizontal! Working around steel can be hard enough, a there were a lot of tricky challenges that Geoffrey overcame.




And it makes for an excellent coatrack.







The entire sculpture was assembled in my New York City art studio, then custom-crated in museum-quality exhibition crates for my new show, Nature connects, which is currently touring the United States.



Comments

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  May 9, 2012
original! great shape and colors!
Sean Kenney
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~~Patrick~~ .
  April 30, 2012
An amazing masterpiece, After the tour will you have it in your house as a coat hanger? Also, thanks again Sean for creating the website.
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  April 30, 2012
10/10 This is one of a kind. Good work.
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  April 30, 2012
Well done!
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  April 30, 2012
A work of art! -LB Jr.
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  April 30, 2012
I'm a lover of trees and the Oak is my favourite, this is a beautifully captured wonder of nature!
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  April 30, 2012
Fabulous!
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  April 30, 2012
How do you do this. Wish I could visit the show you have touring around
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  April 30, 2012
This entire work is beyond our reality ...
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  April 29, 2012
wow this is so so cool I love it
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  April 29, 2012
Wow this is great!
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  April 29, 2012
Awesome! Where do you get all of your bricks?
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  April 29, 2012
to challenge yourselves you guys should make a tree to scale with this acron :)
  April 29, 2012
Was placed in an ideal setting in Ioway! :)
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  April 29, 2012
Wonderful!
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  April 29, 2012
Fantastic!
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  April 29, 2012
Organic wonderfullness.
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  April 29, 2012
Most impressive!
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  April 29, 2012
Great job! I love seeing your big models! :D
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  April 29, 2012
Man, that acorn sure is germinating.
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  April 29, 2012
Beautiful.
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  April 29, 2012
Beautiful design Sean!
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  April 29, 2012
Jeez, this is huge! Great work Sean! Amazing!
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  April 29, 2012
Truly gorgeous!This is an masterpiece!Well done as always 10/10
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  April 29, 2012
I am actually learning about this stuff in school. :) It may be cool to show to the class.
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  April 29, 2012
simply, an excellent representation of nature in bricks!
 
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