Here at Tabooya, we’ve seen stunning works of art, like these jaw-dropping paper statues that twist and elongate in almost any direction. But this kinetic and reflective sculpture located in a busy shopping center in Prague, is simply mind-boggling.
The 35-feet-high statue, depicting the head of writer Franz, is a 21st-century technical marvel created by controversial Czech artist David Cerny.
Installed in 2014, across from City Hall, the enormous mirrored bust is comprised of 42 independently driven layers of stainless steel and weighs in at some 45 tons. It’s meant to distract people from the frustations of dealing with government employees. The piece also functions as a fountain titled Metalmorphosis.
Watch the Metamorphosis, wait for the right alignment of the panels as they reveal the face.