Lego meets high fashion in this dress designed by artist Rie Hosokai. It was created for the “Piece of Peace” charity exhibit at the Parco Museum in Tokyo and is based on the artist’s ballon dress. The Lego dress isn’t particularly practical, but it is beautiful. Hosokai explains the inspiration for her piece:
There is fear in that we are all different from one another, but that is also the gateway to self-consciousness.
Self-consciousness was once whole, but in the modern trend where all things whole get broken down,it too is about to get deconstructed.
For that reason, people now seek to reconstruct their consciousness by extending it onto others.
Through this process of extension, we have learned to unravel things down to their basic elements.
We are succeeding at digging up new knowledge of what it is we all share.
This knowledge that bonds different people together seems to appear suddenly,but in reality it is already coded into our planet, our universe.
We construct things from the most basic building blocks.
What are we to discover from this process?
To find the answer, we must continue to turn our gaze toward those around us.
Text by Arata Sasaki
I’m not sure if that makes me more or less confused, but it’s still an incredible work of art.
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