1,300 Punching Bags, One Portrait of Muhammad AliJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 02 Mar 2011
Internationally renowned artist and sculptor Michael Kalish, inspired by conversations with Muhammad Ali's wife, Yolanda, created what we consider to be one of the more impressive installation/portraits we have seen in quite some time. Kalish took 1,300 raindrop punching bags, aligned them in front of a white wall, and created this Ali portrait.
The project, reALIze, is a "two-story structure composed of five miles of stainless steel, two miles of aluminum tubing, and 1300 boxing speed bags. Viewed from nearly every angle, the result appears to be a massive, boxing-inspired rainstorm -- but find the exact right position, and it unexpectedly becomes a 2-D vision of the timeless face of Muhammad Ali."