At some point in time, you’ve gotten your hands on a Rubik’s Cube, so you likely know how difficult these puzzles can be for some. While for others, a Rubik’s Cube is incredibly easy to solve and once you crack the code, you’ve got it. One who has the code is San Francisco artist, Pete Fecteau. To add to his mental capacity, he even conceptualizes and constructs full works of art with these handheld puzzles.
In honor of MLK Day, we have chosen to feature Fecteau as our most recent Visionary, in light of his incredible work, specifically a mosaic entitled “Dream Big,” an impressive work of art made entirely of Rubik’s cubes. 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes to be exact. (Read Pete’s Q&A HERE.)
Measuring at 19′ x 8’6″ x 2.25″ (5.8m x 2.6m x 5.7cm ), weighing roughly 1,000 lbs, Fecteau has “reversed solved” or twisted each cube so that one of the faces maps it’s nine stickers into the total image, 38,178 stickers total. According to Fecteau’s blog, “the construction process took a little over 40 hours and the final installation took about five and a half hours with 6 volunteers helping.” The final installation was put on display at ArtPrize, a large art competition held in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information on ArtPrize and “Dream Big” click HERE.
All images courtesy of Pete Fecteau.