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Last month I took part in a special Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt put together by the artist Never Lego. Clues were given over Instagram on where you could find free Valentine’s Day art goodies made by the artist. Many of the clues took you to famous hot spots in the art community and ended at the Art Walk in Downtown
What are 3 things we should know about you?
My real name is Wil and the name Never Lego comes from holding onto what you love the most and never letting it go. I also fight crime at night as a super hero.
I took part in your Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt that was located in different art
hot spots in the
The idea of the scavenger hunt is nothing new in the street art community so I decided to add the art of giving by giving back to the followers and fans that have shown nothing but love along the way. Hearts are a major theme in all my work so it was only fitting to return the love on Valentine’s Day. I decided to place items in areas around the city that are easily relatable to the street art fans and in places that if I took a picture of the place, people would find easily. I ended the scavenger hunt at art walk that night and decided to personally give items to any that came out.
You mentioned that hearts are a major theme in many of your pieces. Is this your symbol for your love of art?
Yes, I have always thought that if you can’t put your heart into what you’re doing then don’t do it.
Judging by your name “Never Lego” I would assume that you enjoy Legos. How deep does your appreciation for the Lego go?
Lol yes, I have a thing for those little toys. Let’s just say the love goes all the way to my day job. Legos are one of the best forms of creative thinking. Just give a child a bucket of Legos and watch the creative process take control.
I love the bright colors you use in your art because it makes your pieces stand out.
Was that intentional?
Yes, that is very intentional on my part. My aim is to get a person to put their cell phone down for 3 seconds and take a look and smile; if I get them to stop and take a picture then that’s even better. People are so busy these days and are always looking down at their phones that I figured by putting bright colors in the art that it would make them stop and look.
I found an art piece of yours on
with hearts and your name written on the side. Were these for a certain art series?
Those were for the first scavenger hunt that I did last summer. I made six wooden hearts in different sizes and colors and placed them right next to the milk carton. The idea was
that the hearts were missing and close by so look around.
What’s next for Never Lego?
I’m going to be creative and push forward in street art. I also have some work in the future with the lulu and leo foundation that is going to be really exciting.
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