Made wholly out of Lego, Japanese artist Rie Hosokai constructed this wedding dress to be part of the World Heritage Exhibit “Piece of Peace” in Tokyo this year.
Here’s how Hosokai explains the meaning behind the 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?” – Text by Arata Sasaki