Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Towering 23 feet (7 meters) into the sky, Karma is a recent sculpture installed in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art by Korean sculptor Do Ho Suh (previously). Captured here in a series of photographs by Alan Teo, the piece depicts a tower of piggy-backed men, each successively covering the eyes of the man below him, creating an illusion that the blinded tower seems to stretch to infinity like a fractal, although technically it was made from 98 cast stainless steel figures. The artist is known for his work with multiple figures, creating tornadoes, chain link fences, and frequently multiple small figures supporting the weight of what appears to be a pair of corporate or governmental shoes. A smaller broze version of Karma is also on view at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo. (via my modern met, alan teo)

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