360 magazine is published in Oslo Norway and they contacted me to create the cover art for their August/September 2012 issue. The only problem was that they needed the art work completed in less than two weeks and I wasn't able to get enough cubes in that timeframe. This '400' cube mosaic was made using only 25 cubes, trick photography and Photoshop.
In addition to the cover art, the magazine also ran an article about me and my work and explained how the piece was constructed.
The article's text reads:
Pete Fecteau started working with Rubik's Cubes in 2008. He quickly learned how to solve the cube, and because he is dyslexic, he had an advantage with it came to learning the algorithms. In 2010 he created a Martin Luther King tribute using 4,242 Rubik's Cubes. 30,000 people came to see the display.
"I'm obsessed with colour and colour theory. The spectrum of colour overlaps perfectly with the spectrum of emotion and the Rubik's Cube is a great tool to convey bold emotion. There is a surprising amount of flexibility with the colour palette the cube offers."
"The light bulb is a fun and abstract representation of intellegence. I only used 25 Rubik's Cubes to make this mosaic. I set up a camera and took pictures of the cubes, reconfigured and repositioned in 16 different, smaller mosaics. Afterwards I combined the photos into one so that it appears to be a larger 400 cube mosaic."