previously), transforms everyday objects into exciting sculptural pieces. For his most recent project, which was created for the group show ‘In __ We Trust: Art and Money’ at the Columbus Museum of Art, Wechsler created a a 6-foot tall column by notching and joining together 15,000 newly minted US shield pennies in a dodecahedral lattice. Called "The Caryatid", the sculpture was inspired by the columns used as decorative supports in ancient Greek architecture. Via his website, "An icon of ancient Greece, a caryatid is a sculpted maiden taking the place of an architectural pillar. She holds the temple roof aloft in an act both servile and godlike."
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via [Visual News]