Six Thousand Bricks and Counting

Idris, Age 5

  • Drawing
  • Biro pen on paper
  • A4 landscape

This is a detailed drawing of the Great Wall of China, as imagined by Idris. He spent three months adding each individual brick and kept a running total on the same piece of paper at the same time. The total number of bricks is six thousand but he informs us that it is not fully finished and never will be. He wanted you to know that keeping a running log of how many bricks have been used helps in planning for future walls.

Currently on free display at the RA