Metalmorphosis

This sculpture is named "Metalmorphosis" and is located in Charlotte, NC. Designed by David Cerny. From the press release: 

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 21, 2007) – After months of anticipation, David ern’s Metalmorphosis was unveiled at a ceremony celebrating the grand opening of American Asset Corporation’s 3701 Whitehall Corporate Center.

Several dignitaries from the Czech Republic were in attendance, including the Czech Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg; the Czech Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Petr Kolar; and the Czech Ambassador to the United Nations, His Excellency Martin Palous.

David ern says of Metalmorphosis, his first permanent public installation in the United States, “I was thinking about doing something as a centerpiece. I knew I wanted to employ water from the beginning.” The sculpture, which stands 25 feet tall and was fabricated from approximately 14 tons of stainless steel, is in the shape of a human head, with water flowing from its mouth into a large fountain at its base.

The structure is comprised of seven separate layers that rotate intermittently, dissecting the sculpture’s features. Custom-written programs control motors embedded within the structure to orchestrate choreographed sequences. Every motor has a feedback switch so the computer knows where each piece is at any given moment, allowing for random motion within the sequences. This movement is controlled via the Internet by ern himself and represents a continuation of his work that incorporates mechanical engineering and computers as an integral part of the design. Live streaming video of the sculpture in motion can be viewed online at www.metalmorphosis.tv.

 

 Metalmorphosis

Metalmorphosis