Mick Jagger’s portrait from LEGO art bricks mosaic
Imagine whatever you want — a character, some form or shape — you can be sure the thing which you had in mind can be built with the Lego bricks. Through my career as a professional Lego art builder, I was very often amazed by the creativity of my clients and associates. The ideas that can appear in a human mind are something astonishing. This time I got an order from — I think I can write it now — a regular customer who asked me for a portrait for another cultural legend — Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones!
Mick Jagger — the Rock’s Icon
I can’t even imagine any person who wouldn’t know this icon of rock music. However, I should write something about him because he deserves to devote to him a few paragraphs of this article. Mick Jagger was born 26 July 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. His parents named him Michael Philip. In the book According to the Rolling Stones, you can read that Mick sang as a child in the church choir and loved listening and watching singers on the radio or TV.
After leaving school in 1961, Mick Jagger started studying finance and accounting at the London School of Economics and was considering becoming either a journalist or a politician. However, after some time the young man started to jam with his roommate Brian Jones and other people who wanted to create their own rhythm and blues group named Blues Incorporated. After some time Mick became its featured singer. Jones, Jagger and Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) began to practice on their own what was an early start of The Rolling Stones.
In the earliest days of The Rolling Stones, the band played for no money in the interval of Alexis Korner’s — British blues musician — gigs at the basement club opposite Ealing Broadway tube station. The first time when the band played under the name Rollin’ Stones was at the Marquee Club in London on 12 July 1962. Mick Jagger eventually left the London School of Economics to fully focus on a musical career. For some time the band was playing songs of other blues artists but through months he, with Keith Richards, started to write his own songs. In 1965 The Rolling Stones released the first single written by Mick and Richards that reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart (before their singles It’s All Over Now and Little Red Rooster reached the same position, but they are credited to other artists). In the same year, the songwriting duo wrote their first international hit (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction which established The Rolling Stones’ image in the opposite of the Beatles “lovable moptop” as “defiant troublemakers”.
The career of The Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger himself was growing through the years. They released many successful albums. In the ’80s the artist began a solo career. Furthermore, he appeared in many films and even produced a few of them. His accomplishments made that Jagger was honoured with a knighthood for services to popular music in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours and on 12 December 2003 he received the accolade from the Prince of Wales. That’s an ultimate proof how Mick Jagger was important for rock and whole popular music.
First Martin Luther King Jr., now Mick Jagger LEGO art bricks mosaic
While ago I created a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. for an art enthusiast from New York who holds an important position at the local university. When I was talking with this person, he hinted about plans of creating an art gallery with pictures made of Lego bricks. I was surprised by this. And, what’s more, he asked me for another picture! This time on it had to be described above the icon of rock music. I suppose he was very pleased with our previous cooperation.
My Lego bricks picture is the pop art painting relating to trends and styles created by artists like Andy Warhol and others participating in the popular culture. I used 8 000 bricks to build a picture measuring 107,2 x 93,6 cm. I wanted the colours of the painting to be exaggerated, so I chose white, brown, pink, orange and yellow bricks. This selection gave the picture a very specific climate and interesting look. Designing the mosaic picturing the Rock’s Icon gave me a lot of satisfaction.
Do you want your own portrait?
If you want to own a picture, a model of any other thing made of Lego brick, give me a hint. I have a lot of experience in designing and creating mock-ups with the use of Danish toys. Every idea that appears in my e-mail box is very important for me and I think about them as the new challenges of every other day. Include a few photos and description — it’s enough for me to create an astonishing piece of art. I can create every model of building, character, or whatever you can imagine.
If you are worried about the distance or shipment, I feel obliged to say that I accept orders from around the world and make every effort to ensure that my work reaches the client. You’re welcome!