St. Paul artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken was asked by the St. Paul Foundation in 2013 to create the world’s largest Lite Brite at the Union Depot. 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.
Aiken played with Lite Brite as a child and used over 500 volunteers to help glue everything together. He signed the artwork with pieces of Lite Brite and described it as a way of making people feel good.
The process of creating Forever St. Paul was not an easy one, as Aiken had to work through many challenges along the way. But he persevered and created an incredible work of art that has become an iconic symbol in St. Paul.
The installation of Forever St. Paul at the Union Depot was met with great excitement and admiration from both locals and tourists alike.
Today, Forever St. Paul continues to captivate visitors from all around the world who come to see this unique piece of art that is truly one-of-a-kind.
In conclusion, Ta-coumba T. Aiken’s creation of Forever St