In a world where hunger is seemingly spinning out of control, it is time to take a stand. This top at rest signifies a stop to the spiraling problem of hunger. The curves and dimensions of the sculpture were finely tuned to create a stable structure with features such as an arch and cantilevers. Through these techniques we created a structurally challenging sculpture that captured the novelty of a child's toy.
The sculpture was designed and built by Andrew Polimeni, Paige Cameron, Kin Lam, Megan Lenz, Stephen Pfund, Adam Kirk, Alan Wang, Alice Tao, Alok Deshpande, Colin VanLang, Deepesh Gupta, Diana Zakem, Eddy Roberts, Ethan Cotton, Halle Doenitz, Jake Phelan, Jing Zhuang, Lauren McNally, Michael Hopper, Rick Naumann, Sami Matar, Sam Ng, Xu Zheng, and Yusuke Hotta.
Also, a special thanks to the partners of Leslie E. Robertson Associates for their support and to Wegmans for supplying the cans.
"Transforming compassion for those in need into meals for all to feed"
The ability to create a tangible result from compassion for others is an art form. Our structure this year is a tribute to a piece of art: Nathan Sawaya's Lego sculpture, "Yellow." It features cantilevered arms supported by a well-postured and stable torso with an open body cavity, symbolizing the strength of the individual and the ability in each of us to have an open heart. We can show the world what we are truly made of. All of us can make a difference. The only thing you need to do is look inside yourself-- you have more to offer than you think.
Thanks to all who contributed to this year's sculpture: Stephen Pfund (Captain), Kin Lam, Halle Doenitz, Yue Zhao, Samuel Ng, Andrew Polimeni, Paige Cameron, Ethan Cotton, Adam Kirk, Jake Phelan, Sami Matar, Edward Roberts, Yusuke Hotta, Megan Lenz, and Hugh Kelly.
Special thanks to the partners of Leslie E. Robertson Associates for their support and to Pathmark for supplying the cans.
It is the world's oldest transporter bridge and was built in 1893, designed by Alberto Palacio, one of Gustave Eiffel's disciples (as shown on the wikipedia).
Placed between the the towns of Portugalete and Getxo, and a few kilometers away from the capital, Bilbao, it's the last bridge before the mouth of the river opens to the sea.
This time-lapse it's just a little homage to the construction, which somehow, it´s moving parts, seem to breathe to the pulse of the river Nervion... as a living object...
The construction it's part of the World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, since July 13, 2006.