Since 2004 I've been working on these portraits in Lego. For each one of the portraits, I have the assignment of making essentially a huge icon of someone by pushing each pixel (brick) around to sculpt the image out of the noisy thing a photo editing program will produce on its own. I get to a point with software, then I work in detail. The art is in taming the computer generated image and creating a piece that reflects a person more characteristically. These can be done in any size or shape, or even large scale using larger 2x2 brick Legos! I also work with the translucent product called Pixelblocks that you can see with the Obama portrait in 2012.