The artist created a giant traffic jam from sandDecember 7, 2019
The unusual installation included 66 life-size machines. This large-scale sculpture is not only shocking, but also carries a social function. It reminds of global warming.
An artist from Argentina, Leonardo Erlich on the coast of the ocean in Miami, showed the public his most ambitious work. He created a huge traffic jam from sand, in which 66 cars “stuck” at once. The master called his work “Order of Importance”. The preparatory stage and the work itself on the sand figures took the artist two years. To realize his idea, he needed 330 tons of sand and over $ 1 million! We managed to collect such a substantial amount with the help of sponsors and donations. Also, $ 300,000 was allocated by the Miami authorities.
Each of the sculptures in detail repeats the appearance and dimensions of the original cars. Among them can be found Ford Focus, Land Rover Freelander, Chrysler PT Cruiser or Dodge Neon.
Leonardo Erlich’s work is a kind of metaphor. And it is dedicated to the climate crisis. He not only drew the attention of a large number of people to the problem of road congestion with cars, but also recalled the detrimental effect that man has on nature. Individual cars from this installation go into the sand, which symbolizes the rise in ocean level caused by global warming.
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