Hokusai - Great wave off Kanagawa - left
Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese painter and graphical artist. His work influenced European artists, e.g. Vincent van Gogh. The woodblock print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", from his series "Thirty-six views on the mount Fuji" is one of his best known works. I've wanted to recreate it in Lego for some years, and with the Kockice lug organising a contest around Achievements of the Far East I could not resist the temptation any longer.
I realise it's been done before, usually as a 2D mosaic, for example by Nathan Sawaya and Alanboar Cheung. But I wanted to build a 3D version, with the waves having claws, like the adorable one from Mike Dung, only bigger and more detailed.