I'm Jessica Farrell and I love creating art from LEGO®. Although I come from a family of artists and as a child I enjoyed sketching and illustrating, I never considered myself talented enough to go anywhere with it. I also really enjoyed playing with LEGO® but as I grew up both art and LEGO® fell by the wayside and everyday living took over.
It was only years later when I realised my two passions could be combined and thus brought to a new level that things started to come together (literally!). As a horticulturalist and smallholder I am particularly fond of all things organic and natural so I try to encorporate this aspect into my work. I do, however, like to vary my subject matter as much as possible in order to explore new techniques and challenges.
There is a unique challenge when choosing LEGO® bricks as media. One must work within the limitations of a finite number of pieces, shapes and colours, yet with enough creativity the possibilities are limitless.
A further bit of paradox for me: LEGO® is of such high quality that the bricks are practically indestructable yet my models are ephemeral. Some models, once built and exhibited for a reasonable length of time, are broken down so I can reuse the (very expensive) parts in new models. Many models are not broken down, however, as some go on long - term tour and others are sold.
I am available for commissioned works; some of the models shown in my gallery were built on request.
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Favourite Visual Artist
William Turner, John Howe & Shirley Hughes
The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter & The Chronicles of Narnia
Favourite TV Shows
Miami Vice, The Space Giants & Little House on the Prairie
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Joan Baez, Queen & Elton John
The Liveship Traders, The Outislander Series & Frog and Toad
Robin Hobb, Diana Gabaldon & Arnold Lobel
The Legend of Zelda, Suikoden II & Tomb Raider
Favourite Gaming Platform