Sign of the Times: Failure of the Fourth Estate
approx 10k pieces
3' x 2' by 1'
8 colors: black, white, dark & light gray (blay), trans-clear, -red, -yellow, -orange.
Photography: Matt and Mike Doyle
From reckless corporate
consolidation of the media industry, the Presidential persecution of
whistle blowers to the targeting of independent wartime journalists by
our military, our system has completely failed us. The continuous stream
of sensationalism feeds our addiction to drama, hyperstimulating the
senses with fear and novelty. The war drums beat to the tune of our
racing hearts – which rage with fury over manipulated messages driven by
those in power.
Personally, my advise would be to shut
off the TVs – which drive us away from the essence of a meaningful
existence. Ignore all mainstream messages – they are rooted in profit.
Focus our thoughts and hearts to kindness, forgiveness and tolerance.
The Fourth Estate will burn on its own.
of the primary new techniques (for me) used in this build was the
implementation of Lego nets (71155) for sculpting. By backing each net
with smaller plates – set apart by 1 stud – and then using 1x1 round
plate pips on the front side (sandwiching the net in between), I had a
flexible scrim which I could then build off of. This allowed for the
undulating forms in the explosion area.