The Building Blocks of Creativity with Ekow Nimako
Artisans Exposed Projects presents: One Flow: A series of short interviews with uniquely passionate performers and artisans.
By: Jojo D
Unique, eclectic and uberifically creative, is how I describe Ekow’s Flow.
I became interested in Ekow and his art because it touches a part of a human experience we have all shared and still luv today. LEGO, a household playtime activity, was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a Danish carpenter. LEGO, literally means ‘play well’…and we did. LEGO has maintained its dominance and world wide appeal for nearly 80 years and there is no sign of slowing down. In fact, over the years, LEGO has introduced a wide variety of building kits, blocks and interactives that continue to attract and engage the kid in all of us. They have branched out and tapped into exciting accessories and exclusives such as robotics, video games, vehicles, books, and the prestigious LEGO Master Builders Academy. Their Star Wars collection, one of their most popular series, is just one glowing example of how they have kept relevant over the years.
As LEGO continues to gain popularity in young and old alike, there are those who have taken ‘building’ to new heights. The most creative of those gain respect and notoriety within the LEGO world community and amongst those are a lucky few that have become certified professional builders exclusively for LEGO. There is only a handful of LEGO recognized professionals and the road to the top is long and arduous but once the pinnacle is reached, the sky is the limit of what can be achieved within the LEGO world community. And, it is a world onto itself!
Ekow is amongst a select group of professional unofficial builders. Unlike official LEGO builders, Ekow is free to creativity explore just about anything he wants to and retains all creative control. He is an independent Lego builder who has established much success over the years through commissions, exhibits and curated projects.
This is Ekow's FLOW.....
Who: Ekow Nimako