Originally having no idea on what to do for the upcycle project I struggled trying to figure out what to create. While thinking about this I was focusing on the final product, what do I want to make? Then the idea of using LEGOs was brought to my attention.
LEGOs are a very versatile material to create nearly anything. Normally used to make creations out of your wildest dreams, from buildings to vehicles to crazy creatures. I have had a lot of experience using LEGOs from early childhood, and have always loved them, however most of that experience has been in crazy 3D objects of all sorts. This time I am planing on using them in more of a 2D sense, taking advantage of the many colors available, to create a type of mosaic.
With the availability of LEGOs and their iconic shape it is a perfect medium for a mosaic to take form, while adding a blocky/8Bit aesthetic to whatever is being made. The plan is to take a religious themed work, as religious art has been closely tied historically to the mosaic aesthetic, and bring it to life in the more modern 8-Bitesque take, through the medium of the LEGOs.