A Modern Wonder of the World
Outside of the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina is a towering work of installation art by David Cerny called Metalmorphosis. The seven meter tall (31 feet) steel human head’s grandeur alludes to the ancient artistic feats of Egypt. However, Cerny’s masterpiece is stunningly modern. Metalmorphosis is David’s first permanent public installation in the United States.
“I was thinking about doing something as a centerpiece. I knew that I wanted to emply water from the beginning..”
Metalmorphosis is a 14 ton stainless steel human head divided into horizontal plates that move in a rhythm of constantly deconstructing and reconstructing the human countenance. The mouth of the head spits a fountain which also spins 360 degrees with the sliding plates and lands in a pool that surrounds the base. The choreographed movements are controlled by Cerny online, and a webcam allows anyone to view the fountain in real-time at www.metalmorphosis.tv