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Nathan Sawaya know for his popular touring exhibition – The Art of the Brick, has a new public art in the park installation called Hugman, 2104. Sawaya’s three larger-than-life Hugmen plastic brick sculptures will be on display in Clement Clarke Moore Park, located in Manhattan on West 22nd Street and 10th Avenue, from now until May 16th, 2014.

Nathan Sawaya NYC Park

The Hugman sculptures in Chelsea are created out of recycled iconic LEGO bricks that guests were asked to individually sign when they visited The Art of the Brick exhibition at Discovery Times Square. Sawaya used more than fifty thousand bricks over the course of 100 hours to create these multi-colored human figures that are hugging the trees in the NYC park.

Hugman lego tree hugger

It was fun running around our neighborhood park, and exposing the kids to art and culture at the same time. “I hope these splashes of color made from recycled LEGO bricks inspire people to explore found art and bring awareness to using reclaimed objects in their everyday lives,” said Sawaya.

Tree hugger lego man in chelsea

To learn more about Nathan Sawaya, Hugman and the installation in NYC Clement Clarke Moore Park click here.