Brickworld Chicago - 2019

I'm so thrilled to say that after nine straight years of exhibiting at Brickworld Chicago, and eight 'Best Small Building' nominations, I FINALLY won for Notre-Dame de Paris! I'm a little beyond words right now for also receiving the 'Judges Award' for the first time for Mount Rushmore! Completely blown away and so profoundly grateful for everyone's support along the way on this crazy journey!

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Landmark | Landscape: 10-year Commemorative Model

When I started to think of a model that could commemorate my ten-year milestone, I knew I had to find a subject both truly representative of my works’ titular ideas and, ideally, a place to which I have a meaningful and emotional connection. Having visited Mount Rushmore numerous times growing up, I thought immediately of the history of the monument. There’s certainly the American history it represents. Then there’s my history of experiencing this monument; South Dakota road trips; pot roast in the Carver’s Café; family pictures on the Grand View Terrace; walks up and down the Presidential Trail; staying for the evening show at the amphitheater. I take comfort and inspiration in knowing that ten years on – and half a million pieces later – sometimes it takes a few looks backward to take one huge leap forward! 

I HIGHLY encourage you to read through the descriptions of each high-res image on my Flickr page.

Dedicated to my parents & my brothers: our adventures together are the bedrock of my inspiration.

PC: Christopher Eyerly