Artist Transforms Old Playground Equipment into Carnivalesque Abstract Sculptures

"Our Friend Fluid Metal" is a series of four large-scale installations conceived by artist Nancy Rubins for an upcoming exhibit at Gagosian Gallery in New York, beginning July 17, 2014. The giant sculptures were created by clustering in webs of tension cables the elements of abandoned children's playgrounds from the late 1940s and early 1950s, including grinning hippos, rideable ponies and wide-eyed giraffes. "When you look at this sculptures, yeah, you're seeing a conglomerate of all these doodads but you're also seeing this highly abstracted thing." Rubins told The Hunffington Post, "There's these strange organic forms that go back to the surrealists, or earlier. For me it was a real challenge to take these objects and to transform them."

Find out more about the project here.

via [Huffington Post]