Tuesday, August 10, 2010

No Paint Brush Required

Art has always been something unlimited in its possiblitlities, but sometimes I am blown away by the ultra-creative, out-of-the-box thinking some artists become known for. Check out these portraits....

Can you guess what mediums the artists used?

If you guessed push-pins and Legos...you are correct!

From push pins to Post-it notes, Eric Daigh uses standard office products to create amazing artwork! 
Eric gained notoriety after winning third place in the 2009 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI. He most recently created a mural using over 100,000 Post-it notes for 3M's 30th Anniversary.

"The Johnsons" by Brian Korte 45 x 45 20,745
LEGO elements, 5 colors

"Willie" by Brian Korte 30" x 30" 9,220 LEGO parts, 5 colors.

And while Eric may have found his original inspiration in a childhood Lite Bright, another toy of our youth also continues to serve as a powerful art medium.

Many of us played with Legos as kids, but most of us never thought to create portraits with them. Brian Korte of Richmond, VA started Brickworkz to do just that! You can commission the company to create a portrait, logo, etc. all out of Legos! They will even let you follow your piece through its completion process with online photos and status updates. This company produces amazing pieces of art and does some great charity work as well!

enjoy the unlimited possibilities of your creativity!

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