This Sculpture of Franz Kafka is Constructed from 42 Rotational Pieces

By: Misel Saban - May 19, 2016
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David Cerny is the artist behind this large-scale moving bust of author Franz Kafka located in the middle of a shopping district in Prague. The bust is comprised of 42 individual layers that each move independently to create a kinetic display for viewers to enjoy.

The statue is a modern take on a traditional bust, often carved to commemorate important figures in history. Cerny's design is made using mirrored platforms that come together to formulate the author's visage. Each piece is then able to rotate, as the entire bust moves in sections from side-to-side. The design celebrates the author's work as well as his personal self-doubt, that became a strong and repeated theme in many of his works.