Friday, May 30, 2008

The first mosaic

All great artists attempt self portraits at one time or another. I bet you're asking yourself if the picture to the left is Santa Claus. Or maybe the original Nintendo hockey guy? You'd be wrong on both accounts- both would create a mosaic of superior quality, despite the obvious handicap of being fictional characters.

What you see before you is the first mosaic I have made. I think it captures my auburn hair and aversion to sunlight quite nicely. It's on a green 32x32 plate (the measurement being in studs). I would blame the final product on a lack of colors, but the truth is I have no idea what I'm doing.

The concept of creating a three-dimensional picture of a two-dimensional sculpture is a difficult one to grasp and this gives me a lot more appreciation for just how hard it is to create a mosaic using just LEGO bricks.

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