In the art world, Jessica Ewud is known as "Ragzy."
Much of her work has depicted prominent figures throughout history, including Abraham Lincoln.
And Marilyn Monroe.
Other creations include a portrait of NASA's Perseverance rover, which used more than 100,000 pieces.
And a mural of a waterfall.
Ewud said the idea behind her art is that each Lego piece symbolizes "building blocks," or things that are iconic. For example, Monroe symbolizes "the building blocks of Hollywood glam," she told Insider.
Ewud said her art was originally inspired by a dream she had one night in 2016, in which she created a "LEGO Lincoln." She thought it to be so brilliant that she pulled herself out of a deep sleep to write it down.
In the beginning, however, she said she didn't find much success as an artist. "Every artist goes through growing pains," she said. But ultimately, her art was discovered by several art galleries and fans on TikTok.
Now, a few of her pieces are hanging next to artworks by legends including Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, she said. Her increasing popularity has also meant she has been able to build a sustainable business due to consistent demand.
It has subsequently led her to diversify herself as an artist. Last year, she launched an NFT art collection called "Byte Candy," which features digital brick hearts with "nerdy" and "snarky" phrases on them.
Ewud says her digital artworks are in high demand. So far, she has created nearly 100 of her digital pieces, which have all sold out. She told Insider that her move into the NFT space to sell digital artwork has subsequently contributed towards a new and sustainable source of revenue for her business.
"I love NFTs because they allow me to collect a royalty if something is ever resold, something that doesn't happen with physical artwork," she said. "Most artists have never been paid fairly, and blockchain is changing that."
As part of her advice for aspiring artists, Ewud said: "In the beginning, it will be tough, it always is. But make sure you are true to yourself and your art no matter what. If you're running around trying to be someone else, who is going to be you?"