For the 2017 MOCer Games' first round of the MOCer Cup.
About this creation
The 2017 MOCer Games have begun the second event which is the MOCer Cup.
This is for the category We Are the Warriors which asked for a depiction of what we see in a song.
I actually had a hard time with this round because I couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted to do. A lot of the songs I wanted already had a music video I had seen and it was affecting what I wanted to do which was go for something purely imaginative, no influences from a previously associated image.
In the end, I chose Skillet's "Falling Inside the Black" from their 2006 album Comatose.
If you didn't know, Skillet is actually a Christian band. I particularly like them because they don't have the same tone as other Christian bands. It's not all lovey dovey and praise, which, not that there is anything wrong with that, but half the time the style of music is not that exciting to me and lyrics get repetitive really fast no matter who it is or the song. You won't find Skillet on a Christian radio station because they tend to have a harder sound and focus on internal conflict, struggles with the world, and relationships, but they can be found on your local rock station.
"Falling Inside the Black" is interpreted here with a bit more minimal nature. That is in part due to my indecision, but aside from what I displayed in the Deathmatch, I have actually been going more minimal when building. I spent all last semester in photography making images that used LEGO in a minimal nature and eventually I'll show them, but one of the stars of the series was the trans-black 1x2 brick. Here it is being used around 300 times to make swirling mist of all that is plaguing this figure as they fall further from a life of peace. My interpretation from the song is that it is about addiction and wanting to fight it, and that is very much a thing from Paul's letter to the Romans. Romans 7:14-20 is a tongue twister, but maybe that's precisely the point; it mirrors human nature.
I know that image was pretty dark, so don't worry, I did want to give you something lighter to see some of the smaller swirls and billows in the foreground.
And a slight side view to see all the layering and 1xN-ness of it all. It also reveals the mystery (If you could even call it that.) of how I suspended the minifigre (It was obvious, wasn't it?). I'm also including this image even though it's out of focus and not really good, but it shows some more of that 1xN-ness. I would take a better picture, but it all fell over. That's what I get for not checking my DSLR when it's in manual mode. I'm not expecting much out of this build. It's not my best for a competition, but I didn't want to abandon the challenge. It's worse when people don't enter after advancing to the next round but I didn't want to go against what I always say with contests which is commit.
Thanks for checking this out. Don't be like this guy.