Lennon Tribute

To commemorate John Lennon’s tragic death 25 years ago this December 8, I wanted to create something unique. I settled on his famous self-portrait that John sketched of himself in 1968.

I wanted to create a piece that gave more depth to Lennon’s signature self portrait. I reconstructed that sketch out of bricks and then suspended the pieces on almost non-visible strings which gives, at first glance, the illusion that John’s face is floating. I felt by suspending the piece in mid-air, it suggests that John is more reachable. By allowing one to physically put their arm through his portrait, this piece allows people to almost figuratively pass through John.

I’ve been a professional LEGO artist for only a few years, but I’ve been a Beatles fan my entire life.

71" x 54"