Pixels and Bricks

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.


Donald


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Artist's collection.


Parisa


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Artist's collection.


Barack


Pixelblocks, 16 x 20 in.
Created in Redmond, WA. 2012.
Available.


Marcello


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Private collection in Calabasas, CA.


Faareed


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Private collection in Calabasas, CA.


Andy, Chuck, Pablo, and Frida


Lego, 30 x 30 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Disassembled.


Johnny


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.


Brad and Shay


Lego, 30 x 30 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private collection in New York, NY.


Bremerton


Lego, 90 x 30 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.