Highgate

Thursday

The Little People


When I was a kid, like many of us, I was an insane Lego collector. My favorite was of course the medieval settings, specifically the robin hood sets with the camouflaged outposts and robin with his little triangle shaped hat with minute plastic feather poking out...

I was thrilled by the idea of being able to hide oneself from authority figures etc, which also would explain why i had no fewer than 5 different hiding places throughout my family's homestead in Highgate, and in the woods in Franklin.

After a brief stint as a play set, re-enacting various adventures and minor situations to my liking a set would go to the great Lego box in the sky, which was literally a big Grey plastic storage crate that was packed to the brim with thousands of pieces, all waiting to be reassembled, and reconstituted - I could suppose in a way, that this was my first taste of transcendentalism.

Anyway - I came across this brilliant art installation by a fellow named only - Slinkachu. Afterwards I had the distinct impression that his art must stem in some way from a similar childhood memory of "the little people". Enjoy.


5 comments:

The ARBitrator said...

So now I'm going to be looking up at the sky every five minutes to make sure that there are no gigantimous shards of glass about to fall on me. . . thanks.(sarcasm intended.)

I just recenty bought some legos for the first time in about ten years - a couple of Bionicles - the original Toa Kopaka and Turaga Nuju (which, I believe, was also available at McDonalds for a while. A miniature bionicle which cost me nearly forty bucks, dammit!)I think I'm having a midlife crisis. . .

Lizzie said...

The robin hood set was my favorite too, but because of the vine swinging parts i thought they were pretty damn cool.

jay said...

Lego seems to be a burgeoning artistic medium--I've been seeing a lot of stuff like this lately, although this is one of the cooler ones.

Yarnhog said...

I particularly like the bloody, severed leg. And, as the mother of three boys, I can attest to the fact that legos do get their revenge. You really can't imagine how much it hurts to step on a sharp-edged lego piece with your bare foot during a middle-of-the-night bathroom trip until you've experienced it.

Tanner M. said...

i know that pain yarnhog, and yes that hurts like a sonofagun.