• After looking at this picture, I can only imagine what the minifig is thinking: "halp, he's going to eat me!"

Metamorphosis of the Mind

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Here’s my completed project called the Metamorphosis of the Mind, featuring three sculptures separately created in 2007, 2008, and 2009. In many but not all aspects the creations and their stories draw from personal experiences, thus I put a self portrait in the above picture.

The Metamorphosis of the Mind is the process by which one attains wisdom. This can happen in many ways, whether through education, discoveries, or experiences. These paths all suggest a pleasant trip, but here I chose to depict the metamorphosis through a less pleasant road – the road of suffering. The result is a different kind of wisdom attained – one that may overlap with the realm of insanity. These three sculptures depict the Metamorphosis of the Mind, from ignorance to suffering and arriving at insanity.

Echo of Silence
Cry of Dreams
Legacy of Vision

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  1. Zemata 63 months ago | reply

    now that's deep

  2. Ésau [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    After reading that I can't help but think that you may be a bit twisted up there.

    Good MOCing though.

  3. Quаrk 63 months ago | reply

    You're planning to be a docter, right? I think I would be worried if you plannned on being a physiatrist.

  4. Ichthyophagous 63 months ago | reply

    I love your writing and the sculptures, but do you think that perhaps you should do another piece that is more of a road to wisdom through the experiences of joy, yet still can be called ethereal?

  5. opallix 63 months ago | reply

    Something about joy would be rather inconsistent with the rest of Nannan's work, unless the work in question is about how despicable and useless joy is.

  6. Nannan Z. 63 months ago | reply

    @Li₂Eu₇Gd₅Os₉: I have indeed given thought to creating a joyous version of the metamorphosis, it's on my eventual to-do list, which is quite long.

  7. [Soren] 63 months ago | reply

    I'm too sober to comment right now, but I'll come back and leave you something apposite on New Year's Day.

  8. StoryWriter 63 months ago | reply

    I love your stuff... it is drool worthy.

  9. [Soren] 63 months ago | reply

    It's technically competent, but it bores me stiff. I'd really like to know more about why you find it so interesting. Tell us a story about that.

    And now I need to get a cold washcloth for hangover maintenance. Happy New Year.

  10. -B-D- 63 months ago | reply

    Very nice collection. I'm glad you finished.

  11. V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber 63 months ago | reply

    Reminds me of this great quote...

    When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began.

    Neat stuff ( as always...) Nan!

  12. Mr A.S.A 59 months ago | reply

    Thats some deep stuff dude, and the vigs are AWESOME! Quite big too!

  13. Das Mookken 17 months ago | reply

    The Metamorphosis of the Mind is the process by which one attains Absolute Knowledge about the everlasting "Faith".

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