With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to him and acceptable by him.
Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.
(Romans 12:1-2 Phillips)
I was fascinated by these sculptures. One of my nephews, walked right up to the open mind sculpture (middle photo) and proclaimed, “This is the Conscience.” (He is seven years old.)
I was captured by the ingenuity and creative expressiveness the artist renders in these Lego creations. I surprised myself with the third photo. I am not certain, but most likely the curator placed these three sculptures in such a way that if you stood in the right spot, you’d be able get this perspective. A scribe overshadowing a brain with ideas generating an image on the back wall. To me it spoke to the process of transforming one’s mind through the creative process.
What a joy to take my twin nephews to see this exhibit at the Magic House in St. Louis. (Photo credit: Kel Rohlf, 2013 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.)
Here’s a description of the exhibit from the Magic House website. If you live in the area, I recommend a day at this magical place, with or without out a child.
The Art of the Brick®
September 22, 2012 – January 27, 2013
The Magic House will play host to The Art of the Brick, a one-of-a-kind art exhibition featuring more than 30 large-scale sculptures created out of nearly one million iconic LEGO® bricks by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya. The Art of the Brick is sure to stack up to the expectations of LEGO and art fans alike as it is one of the largest and most popular exhibits currently touring the globe. Sawaya has taken the small scale toy and transformed it into an art medium all its own, resulting in awe-inspiring and thought provoking sculptures.