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Frederick Douglass Brickheadz

Frederick Douglass - Brickheadz

I knew I wanted to make a series of Brickheadz based on artists whose works have interested and influenced me throughout my life.

I have *many* influences in the art world, but I wanted to start with someone who is instantly recognizable and whose art is still relevant to me today.

I narrowed my choices down and decided to begin February 2023 and Black History Month with a Frederick Douglass Brickheadz build.

I read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave as a freshman in high school and was absolutely gripped by the story of Frederick Douglass’ enslavement and escape. His struggles and accomplishments as a social reformer, statesman, orator, and writer were, and are still, enormous.

Capturing his likeness in LEGO was luckily not too difficult, given he holds the title as most photographed man of the 19th century. He graces my bookshelves and hopefully yours soon too!

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