Unusual Monument to Nelson Mandela Plays with Light

This most unusual monument, an intricate play of metal and light, is in South Africa, in the Natal midlands.

This is what it looks like when you approach it, a suggestive bunch of metal rods:

 See anything? Here it is up close:
 Still nothing? There's a special spot from where you can see Mandela, so you need to move away:

 And when you stand on that sweet spot, here is what you see:





A beautiful tribute that draws light from the sky!

The artist, South African Marco Cianfanelli born in Johannesburg in 1970, did this in 2012 to mark the 50th anniversary since Mandela was captured by apartheid police in 1962; it is made of one steel rod per year, each rod measuring between 6.5 and 9.5 meters (21 and 30 feet). For more details, see here.



( source: my thanks to a friend of a friend who's drawn my attention to it)

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