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This Giant Mirrored Sculpture Is One Of The Most Elusive And Intriguing Pieces Of Art In Charlotte

Jessica Ramos Jessica Ramos

This Giant Mirrored Sculpture Is One Of The Most Elusive And Intriguing Pieces Of Art In Charlotte

Considered one of the seven wonders of Charlotte.

Let’s talk about Metalmorphosis, the elusive metal-head that hangs out around the Whitehall Corporate Center. The sculpture by Prague artist, David Cerny, is one you have to catch at the right moment to witness it in all it’s glory. But those moments are rare and few between.

What are some of the reasons you might not catch the mirrored man at the right time? Well for one, the art sculpture is mobile. The pieces, when assembled, spin around creating strange shapes, forms, and perspectives of an eyeless and mouthless face until eventually coming together in perfect mirrored, shimmering harmony. But, like we mentioned, that’s when it’s assembled. Oftentimes, Metalmorphosis is under construction, like it was from January 2020 to December 2020.

The mirrored giant was recently disassembled for construction but he’s now back and prouder than ever. While it’s disappointing when he’s gone, the artwork needs maintenance in order to keep its smooth mobility and dazzling shine. And honestly, he’s worth the wait.

Created directly from Cerny’s conceptual vision, Metalmorphosis includes both motorized, internet-controlled mobile parts, water, and light to create a dazzling and otherworldly centerpiece. You can go visit him, take photos, and marvel at one of Charlotte’s seven wonders, and be reminded by this city’s art and culture is so great in the first place.

 

[featured image by Metalmorphosis.tv]