Giant LEGO figures unexpectedly wash ashore

There are many experimental art mediums—performance art, time-based art, interactive art, etc. A series of art pieces by Ego Leonard incorporate many of these forms as well as a heaping spoonful of wit.

Over the years, beach-goers have discovered washed up LEGO figures on their shores. In 2015, an eight-foot-tall, 100-pound fiberglass figurine was discovered floating in the Danube. There have been others found in in Siesta Key Beach in the US, Brighton Beach in the UK, Zandvoort in the Netherlands, Kamakura in Japan, and Los Angeles.

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Hailed as an anonymous guerrilla artist, the artist’s known name can be shortened to Ego, L which of course spells out LEGO. Even more cryptically, the shirts of these oversize figures are printed with the phrase “NO REAL THAN YOU ARE”. The following statement on the artist’s website offers an explanation.

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