Connecting With Nature With Lego Sculptures

A hummingbird visits a giant trumpet flower in the Arboretum’s maze garden

A hummingbird visits a giant trumpet flower in the Arboretum’s maze garden

In each of the past three years, Morton Arboretum has brought an art exhibit onto the outdoor museum. Giant trolls started to attract big crowds last summer and the wooden sculptures still stand, sit, and hide at locations across the Lisle based property. This summer the arboretum brought in another group of sculptures. First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked with the artist behind the brightly colored nods to the real world.

A brightly colored Corn Spider appears to be descending from the roof of the Morton Arboretum Visitor’s Center

A brightly colored Corn Spider appears to be descending from the roof of the Morton Arboretum Visitor’s Center

A grand father and grand daughter plant a tomato plant just outside the Children’s Garden

A grand father and grand daughter plant a tomato plant just outside the Children’s Garden

Visitors check out a giant bee, or is the bee checking them out near the Morton Arboretum’s Ginkgo Cafe

Visitors check out a giant bee, or is the bee checking them out near the Morton Arboretum’s Ginkgo Cafe