Artist Mike Doyle creates incredible, eerily derelict Victorian mansions from Lego. His latest ‘Victorian on Mud Heap’ (top), used nearly 130,000 pieces and took 600 hours to complete. Sez he:
For me, this piece speaks to the inherent unpredictability of those things which we call our foundation. Like a little dollhouse, a seemingly secure home is plucked up and set on a new path. This charming home, lovingly embellished with ornamental fancy was no match for nature. The fancy embellishments serve as a reminder of our earlier focus on the material world, while the aftermath removes us from that focus. The piece offers no answers or necessarily any hope, but rather points to life’s fragility.