27 September 2013

Cement People Holding Umbrellas ‘Float’ Uneasily Over A Street

Artist Michal Trpak has recently installed a piece of thought-provoking public art titled “Slight Uncertainty II” above a street in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

Featuring several cement-made people holding umbrellas who seem to be floating in mid-air, the installation is part of the Mesto Lidem cultural festival and is meant as a statement about the financial crisis that has affected many countries over the world.

At first glance, the artwork seems to have a whimsical nature, but a look at the figures’ uneasy faces would change that perception—they appear to be holding on to their levitating umbrellas for dear life, for fear of dropping from their elevated height.

View more images of this installation below.

[via My Modern Met]