Gifted middle school students create art from Rubik’s Cubes

FORT KENT, Maine — In the 1980s people challenged one another to solve Rubik’s Cube. A group of gifted and talented Valley Rivers Middle School students took that challenge to a whole new level recently by solving hundreds of the cubes and combining them into a magnificent piece of art. 

The students used 600 of the three-dimensional puzzles to fashion a mosaic image of the Statue of Liberty.

“The students learned to solve the cube with me in years past,” SAD 27 gifted and talented educator Jamie Pelletier said. “This activity was taking that skill to another level because each cube face is not necessarily a solid color so it really required visualization and put hand-eye coordination to the test.”

The young artists are Kendyl Martin, Ellie Roy, Lanie Pelletier, Madison Morneault, Greg Reischer and Liam Lozier. 

The unique mosaic is on display in the hallway outside the school library. 

Gifted and talented Valley Rivers Middle School students created this unique mosaic using 600 Rubik’s Cubes. (Courtesy of Jamie Pelletier)

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