CUSTOM LEGO® MOSAICS BY AARON LIEPMAN

ABOUT AARON - BIOLOGY PROFESSOR & BRICK MANIAC
By day, I am a Professor at Eastern Michigan University, where I enjoy conducting research in my laboratory and teaching students about Cellular & Molecular Biology. When I am not in the lab or the classroom, I love creating art. While it may seem unusual for a scientist to moonlight as an artist, I believe that the same creativity needed for designing experiments is instrumental for making artwork.
My LEGO mosaic origin story…  While visiting a LEGO store in Chicago with my family, I was mesmerized by a huge LEGO mosaic, depicting the Chicago cityscape, on the wall outside the store. I had never dreamed of using LEGO to create two-dimensional artwork. I was fascinated by the way that subtle details, invisible up close, somehow emerged when I stepped back and viewed the mosaic from a different perspective and I was inspired to explore this art medium.
I tried to start “simple” and create a small (20″ x 20″) LEGO mosaic of a cartoon character (LEGO Hulk from the LEGO Marvel Superheroes video game) as a gift for a friend. I soon realized that I had misjudged the difficulty of this art project. I needed large quantities of LEGO bricks , and I needed many in colors not represented in the LEGO palette. To unlock a greater array of colors, I decided to paint LEGO bricks. This started with commercial spray paints and has evolved into custom formulations of artist-grade acrylics that I mix myself.
Through the years (and hudreds of thousands of bricks later…) I have continually refined my techniques while increasing the size and complexity of my artworks. I really enjoy creating LEGO mosaic artwork, and I hope you enjoy the artwork I have created. I would love to hear from you if you have questions or comments!
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COMMISSIONS

If you like what you see here and have an idea for a custom work that I could help bring to life using LEGO bricks, please contact me by email or using the form below. I can create one of a kind mosaics and portraits of family, friends, pets, or you name it. If you wish to build the mosaic yourself, I can assist with design and layout, so your final product will be top notch. I can even create digital artwork in the style of LEGO bricks. Of course, there are many other possibilities. If you have an idea for a commission, please contact me!

NEWS & EVENTS
April 2022 – “TB10” an autographed LEGO mosaic of Tom Brady auctioned for $10,000 at the ChadTough Champions for Change Gala, with proceeds benefitting research to find a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG, a form of brain cancer) and to support families impacted by DIPG. Check out video of TB10 here on YouTube. 
October 2021 – “Black & White?” a Zebra LEGO mosaic displayed at the Gutman Gallery in Downtown Ann Arbor as part of the “Emerge” art exhibition. Click here for more information.
September 2021 – “Revolutionary” a LEGO mosaic depicting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exhibited at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Grand Rapids (MI) for ArtPrize 2021. Click here for more information.
January 2021 – “Revolutionary” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. LEGO® mosaic spotlighted by MLive. Click here for a story and here for a photo gallery.
January 2021 – “Watchful” LEGO® mosaic selected as Best in Show at Bricks LA 2021! Click here to see all the prizewinning LEGO creations.
April 2020 – Aaron’s new “Brick Madness” eBook series about mini mosaics built with LEGO® bricks is available from the Amazon.com Kindle store. Click here for more information.
February 2020 – Aaron’s LEGO® mosaics displayed at Ann Arbor BrickBash 2020
September-October 2019 – Aaron’s LEGO® mosaics exhibited at Saline District Library
September 2019 – Click here for an MLive article about Aaron’s LEGO® mosaics
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