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Wings of Aspiration – Builder's Refuge Human Achievement Contest

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Chimalus's Avatar Chimalus
Level 44 : Master Artist
At the base of the build lies the severed stump of humanity's time on Earth. As we spend our resources and cut ourselves off from nature, we seek new horizons. These pursuits are represented by a trunk and three branches woven of bark-skinned human forms.

The strongman carries the entire “tree” of humanity. A child sits around his neck, learning from his determination. One day this child may be called upon to fill the strongman's shoes.

The left branch shows an astronomer supporting his amputated (but by no means discouraged) child. Both raise telescopes to the stars, sighting out new worlds for humanity to one day explore. At the base of the branch, a squatting figure supports them from below.

The right branch shows a grown woman (mostly androgynous) supporting her aged mother and pointing her to Heaven, giving her peace as she prepares to die – a noble act. Like the astronomers, these two are supported from below by a figure straining backward who, similar to the strongman and the squatting figure, offers aid without the need for glory.

The middle branch features a hand standing athlete supporting a young girl (also mostly androgynous). The girl holds a nest of fledgling cardinals to the sky. The bird-man, Elokuu, inspects the nest. This branch demonstrates humanity's exaltation of art and creativity, as well as our compassion for small lives. It also encapsulates the meaning of the entire tree. When we destroy what nature gives us, we must either dream of new possibilities or steward what remains, even if that remnant is very little.

As for the build's title, if you look at the already abstract tree with an added level of metaphor, you may glimpse three wings sprouting from the strongman's back. “Wings of Aspiration” may also refer to the fledgling birds and Elokuu, all of whom, for one reason or another, cannot yet fly.
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06/24/2018 12:44 pm
Level 76 : Legendary Sweetheart
wldscarlet's Avatar
This one is gold!
11/08/2017 1:32 am
Level 35 : Artisan Scribe
ThomasJ's Avatar
While the forms are great, the story is the best part. fantastic build
10/21/2017 3:27 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Architect
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10/16/2017 5:51 pm
Level 43 : Master Artist
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09/29/2017 8:28 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
n1njachikin's Avatar
Thats... ...Deep... ...Nice job.
Some Dumb San Diegan
09/28/2017 6:06 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
Some Dumb San Diegan's Avatar
Took me a minute to realize it was made of human figures. Wow!
09/29/2017 4:48 pm
Level 44 : Master Artist
Chimalus's Avatar
That must've been satisfying. :) Thank you.
09/28/2017 5:44 pm
Level 26 : Expert Architect
HazedFlux's Avatar
That's stunning! Fantastic work, you are very talented!
09/29/2017 4:48 pm
Level 44 : Master Artist
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09/28/2017 4:54 pm
Level 44 : Master Artist
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