If you thought solving a Rubik's Cube took a lot of time, you've got to see this. Pete Fecteau spent 40 hours configuring a monumental mosaic of Martin Luther King Jr. made entirely out of Rubik's Cubes called Dream Big
. With a computer generated draft as his blueprint, the determined creator used 4,242 Rubik's Cubes to construct the 18' 6" x 9' 8" piece that, once completed, weighed about half a ton.
The creative artist assembled the innovative portrait with the help of YouCanDoTheRubiksCube
, First Park Congregational Church
, The Student Advancement Foundation
and Cooley Law School
. He then entered the massive artwork in the 2010 ArtPrize
competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan and placed in the top 50 out of over 1,700 submissions.
has marked a turning point in Fecteau's artistic career, garnering him much attention. Interestingly, as a designer by day, Fecteau never saw the Rubik's Cube mosaic as a "career move," it was just a "crazy idea" he could not ignore.
"It's been a weird project," he told us. "There were many times where I'd want to give up and then the next day I'd get a call that forced me back on the horse. I kind of feel like it was willing itself to be made. I can't say I'm surprised by the attention. When I first looked at the finished product I was in as much awe as everyone else. I'm very happy to have this make people think about what's possible."
Pete Fecteau's website