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Lift Up Thine Eyes
I'm going to let the pictures do the talking for now...
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Background Info:
The idea for this creation came to me while I was sitting in church; I thought up a scene where people were walking past a beautiful object, too preoccupied with their own worries to notice it. As it turns out, my favorite artist, Norman Rockwell, beat me to the punch: he painted a picture named “Lift Up Thine Eyes”, in which people walk past a city cathedral with their heads pointed downwards, ignoring the splendor of the cathedral and missing a flock of doves flying overhead. I didn't have the right pieces to make an exact interpretation of the scene, so I put my own spin on it. I must admit, I did not enjoy building this creation; the arches were a pain in the neck to make (I mean that literally: I spent many a day stooped over re-building them), and my inexperience with architecture means I struggled with the rest of the build. Still, I am very satisfied with the end result. My hope is people will look at this creation and maybe remember to look upwards now and then :)

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Comments

 I like it 
  June 10, 2012
Amazing arch!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2012
Wonderful! :)
 I like it 
  November 29, 2011
Well the arches were definately worth the stooped neck because they are Awesome! 5/5
 I like it 
  November 24, 2011
Incredible work!
 I like it 
  November 11, 2011
great design!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2011
Lift up thine eyes, to that beautiful, original arch design! This has got to be one of my favorite pieces from you.
 I like it 
  April 21, 2011
The arch is brillant. A great representation of the original artwork. Well done!
Paul Romano
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Keith Goldman
  April 16, 2011
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who gorget to look up. For some reason living in the desert makes your eyes find the horizon. this is a great model, great concept and great presentation.
 I like it 
  April 12, 2011
Nice build, and great little message too! It's so easy in our culture to get preoccupied from the truly important things in life. Well done!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2011
It may have been a pain in the back to build but the arches were really worth it, yhey've turned out fantastic! But that's easy for me to say, I don't feel the pain ;-)
 I made it 
  April 1, 2011
Quoting W. Mark April Fool's is the only day of the year I could possibly call this a bad build. I love those peaked arches, and that's no joke.
Thanks for the compliment! I really meant it when I said I never ask for views; I was just joking, but your gesture is apreciated. Thanks!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2011
April Fool's is the only day of the year I could possibly call this a bad build. I love those peaked arches, and that's no joke.
 I like it 
  March 29, 2011
Clever. I can't believe only 5 Likes. This is brilliant!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2011
Amazing arches! beautiful build! I love it so much!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2011
Incredible detail with the arches. Nice work!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2011
A marvelous interpretation of Rockwell's painting. I love all the details.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2011
Great job! That archway facade is terrific!
 
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