Emperor Nero and the great fire of Rome. For this controversial story, I wanted a certain ambiguity to be conveyed. I wanted to create a design with a specific atmosphere and to tell a story in a unique and artistic way. I approached the idea by blending organic and architecture elements into one single creation. The emperor bust, burned and eroded by time with the flaming buildings on the top of his head; a constant reminder of his madness.
Truly astounding sculpture, Mihai -- any medium. You appear to have captured him when the true magnitude of his negligence finally sank in. Sorry, Yuri: The parable has an all-too-valid life of its own. The historical record is interesting but irrelevant here.
As you may know, reports of Nero burning Rome might have been exaggerated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero Plus he rocked a sweet neckbeard! Outstanding MOC, the sculpture and microtecture are both incredible!
A beautiful and very creative sculpture in Lego. The expression on the emperor's face looks quite desperate and mad to me. The buildings work very well as his "hair" and those big flames mask the join and a natural way. Excellent work indeed!
Simply superb. There are some builders that just stand out among the others with their look, technique, and overall style. It's with very little thought that I can put you in that category. There is a certain haunting quality to this build. The burnt out face, the expression, the ivy. It all comes together so well. The fact that you threw some ancient architecture on top pulls the whole thing together. Memorable work, Mihai.
The second piece of Lego Sculpture this week! I love it when you System Adepts attack a shape from the philosophy of a topographic map of a landscape: shaping slopes and tapers pop from unlikely plates into beautiful organic gradations. Awesome, as ever, Mihai. =D
Real art, I absolutely love the expression and the style. It's very refreshing to see builds like this. Marvellous work!
I like it
August 17, 2014
Haunting. Love the expression that seems to switch back and forth between madness and purpose. The buildings burning create a sound that is felt more than heard. Quite the impact of subtlety all around. Very successful creation. Outstanding!