St. Paul artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken created the world’s largest Lite Brite at the Union Depot in 2013, with over 500 volunteers helping to glue everything together. The finished piece, called Forever St. Paul, is a Picasso of Lite Brite pieces and consists of approximately 598,986 pieces. It measures 24 feet wide and 8 feet high, setting a Guinness World Record for the largest Lite Brite.
As a child, Aiken had a love-hate relationship with the toy as he once burned his finger trying to change a bulb. However, he turned this into a massive art project that showcases both his skill and his love for art. The finished piece has become a large piece of art on display in St. Paul, showcasing the creativity and dedication of Aiken and his volunteers.
The creation of Forever St. Paul was not only an artistic challenge but also required immense planning and coordination from Aiken and his team. They carefully selected each color and pattern to create a stunning mosaic that would capture the essence of St. Paul’s history and culture.
One unique aspect of the artwork is that it incorporates signatures made with Lite Brite pieces by those who contributed to its creation. This makes it not only a work of art but also a testament to community involvement.
Overall, Forever St. Paul is more than just a massive installation; it represents the passion and determination of one man to turn something negative into something positive through art.
In conclusion, Ta-coumba T. Aiken’s creation of Forever St