'Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child' Installation Defies Gravity

By: Meghan Young - Feb 5, 2013
References: alejandroalmanzapereda & itsnicethat
The Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child art installation looks like the creation of a mad scientist. Traditional household objects such as carpets, stools and cabinets have been haphazardly arranged and precariously balanced to create a gravity-defying work of art. Connected by rays of light, which are in reality neon lightbulbs, the objects take on new meaning the longer people admire the sculpture as a whole.

Created by Alejandro Almanza Pereda, an artist born in Mexico and based in Brooklyn, New York, the Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child art installation gives onlookers a feeling of suspense, as though at any minute it will all fall apart. Vibrantly eccentric and refreshingly familiar, the sculpture may have people holding their breath, but their minds will be running the whole time.