“I have a dream” – the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in American culture – mosaic lego art.
Some people are worth to reproduce their image in every possible way. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of them. His contribution to tolerance development in the United States of America and around the world is praiseworthy. That’s why we were so honored when we received the order to create his image from mosaic lego art bricks.
Every American knows these few first words from the very famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther King Jr. helped organize the 1963 March on Washington. There he had a chance to say in front of thousands of people what was important for him and what he wanted to accomplish. He was an example of the nonviolent struggle for equality.
Since 1955 an African American minister was the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement, who was promoting advancing them through nonviolence and civil disobedience. On October 14, 1964, his nonviolent actions and events he was organizing, lead him to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality. Of his accomplishments are worth mentioning too:
- leading the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott,
- becoming the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC),
- organizing nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was the reason for many riots that swept the United States. These events are also called The Holy Week Uprising. Minister was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Also since 1971 in many cities and states the day he was born is established as a holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hundreds of cities have been renamed in his honor, a county in Washington was rededicated form him. And on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., you can see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial since 2011. On April 20, 2016, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that some bills will be redesigned before 2020. Among the many planned designs is the image from King’s “I have a dream” speech which was prepared for a $5 bill. It shows how important Martin Luther King Jr. is to Americans, their culture, and their history. The Lego art of Luther King.
Picture made for an politics enthusiast – mosaic lego art
While ago we got a message from New York. Someone wanted to use my services! We were very excited that someone overseas wanted to buy my Lego models. The delight ran high, when we found out, what we had to create. The image of Martin Luther King Jr. based on one of the photos made during his famous speech.
From the perspective of recent events, it was even more important. So we accepted the order and got to work. Firstly, we had to plan the entire creation process including the form the image was to take. We decided on a mosaic built from Lego bricks in various colors. Its dimensions are 107,2×93,6cm (circa 3’6″x3’1″) and it consists 8 000 Lego bricks.
The client, for whom we created mosaic, was enchanted with my work. We found out the art enthusiast holds a very important position at New York University. The order, which we did, seemed more and more interesting. We were surprised when he started making plans about an art gallery that would sell my pieces. We suppose it isn’t very possible but we felt very appreciated.
Lego pieces on request for everyone around the globe
When came time to send created work to the client, appeared some complications. Firstly, the delivery company requested confirmation from the conservation officer that we are not trying to send an art piece that couldn’t be exported abroad. Later it turned out not necessary. My statement that my work is a contemporary art has proved sufficient. After this, there were a few more problems that resulted in the withdrawal of the delivery company from shipping works of art. However, ultimately everything ended well and the work went to the client from overseas.
If you’re also interested in hanging a picture of Lego bricks on your wall, we invite you to contact me. Few photos or even description is enough for us to create an astonishing piece of art. However, my offer isn’t limited to images – we can create every model of a building, character, or whatever you can imagine.
I accept orders from around the world. Each of them is a completely new adventure for us in which we can create something incredibly unique. So if you decide to use my services, you’ll receive a one–off work composed of Lego bricks. To order a model, please visit my website.