Friday, July 31, 2009

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North stands 66 feet tall and has a wingspan of 178 feet. This sculpture was built by Antony Gormley in Gateshead, England, about 15 years ago. I did some searching around and found that this public art is used in religious education curriculum, teaching 5th and 6th graders about angels in art and in different religious traditions such as Christianity and Islam. Recently, LostCarPark built a LEGO rendition as part of a project in which he and other Brickish Association members (a UK AFOL group) made models of different British landmarks and then worked with schoolchildren to come up with their own creations (here are the other models).

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