Author Archives: Josh Witten

Happy Mother’s Day to our backyard dinosaurs #finchstagram

Photo by Josh Witten (CC BY-NC-SA) via Instagram http://ift.tt/1TxQtZt

Dear NSA, could you please check the metadata to confirm this sundial’s accuracy #finchstagram

Photo by Josh Witten (CC BY-NC-SA) via Instagram http://ift.tt/1UULMyj

“It’s like holding the Universe is your hand” #5yoPoems #HappyEaster #finchstagram

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Bubbles at Dawn at @scgssm #finchstagram

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Kingfisher

"Kingfisher" by 'rolli (All Rights Reserved; Used with Permission)

“Kingfisher” by ‘rolli (All Rights Reserved; Used with Permission)

Sure, Legos are way too heavy as a building material to make a bird that could actually fly, but I feel like physics might give this kingfisher a pass. The techniques and creativity used to craft a visually compelling bird using these building blocks always impress me. I have the birds from Thomas Poulson’s collection sitting on my office shelf right now. My favorite of those is the hummingbird, because it is crafted to not only represent the bird, but also to convey the dynamic, kinetic energy of the bird in motion. Builder ‘rolli’s Kingfisher similarly calls to mind that actually animal moving and living in its environment taking this build beyond the recreation of a snapshot to a representation of the thing itself.