Mercedes-Benz Silhouette Captured In Thin Air [Pics]

Mercedes-Benz Silhouette Captured In Thin Air [Pics]
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Using hot glue and a nylon sheet, Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi captures the form of the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 8 july 2013

Mercedes-Benz challenged Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi to sculpt the shape of their CLA sedan using his signature floating sheet technique.

Until now my works of art have been reminiscent of mountains, but this time I wanted to use a more materialistic object as the basis for my sculpture. Normally I stack cardboard boxes and cover them with a polyethylene film that is suspended in mid-air on sheer threads. Afterwards the boxes are removed and the film stays where it was. The CLA has something organic about it, a natural, aerodynamic shape that allows it to offer the air little resistance.

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