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The Army of Luck Art Installation is Complex and Creepy

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Apr 12, 2012 • References: vimeo and creativeapplications.net
Made up of 520 Japanese Maneki Neko cats, 'The Army of Luck' art installation has been designed by German media artist Boris Petrovsky. Known to bring luck and prosperity, these popular souvenirs have been arranged into multiple rows, filing into a grid-like pattern.

Recently premiering at the Art Karlsruhe 2012, this interactive sculptural piece moves, shocking viewers as it impresses some and scares others. Moving in unison, the 500+ felines wave, resembling a trained army.

Generated to spell out the word 'hello,' the cats impress their bewildered audience, expressing a variety of arm gestures and military stances. 'The Army of Luck' art installation by Boris Petrovsky serves as the artist's metaphor for 'The Global Pursuit of Happiness'.