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. The art is in taming the computer generated image and creating a piece that reflects a person more characteristically.

Punxsutawney Phil, rendered in lego, suffers from a video glitch.

Phil


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available.


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.


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.


Bremerton


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