Gravity-Defying Sculpture of People Walking Up a Pole


Walking to the Sky is a gravity-defying stainless steel and resin sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky. The public art piece, which is essentially open to interpretation, features 10 life-size figurative sculptures walking up a 30-meter-tall pole, breaking the boundaries of physics as we know it. The sculptor describes the installation as "a symbol for our collective search for wisdom and awakened consciousness."

The sculptural piece has been permanently installed in various locales over the years, including Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Seoul, Korea. It provides an intriguing spectacle for each landscape it inhabits, drawing the attention of passersby. The imaginative installation is even equipped with its own set of onlookers at the base of the towering structure, presenting spot-on imitations of real-life viewers gazing upward to the sky as the figures make their way to an indefinite destination.










Jonathan Borofsky website
via [Sweet Station, Pittsburgh Sculpture]

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Comment by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 12:42pm

I don't have an actual map with markers on it, but the artist's website lists all of his past installations here. You can see Walking to the Sky in several locations on the list.

Comment by Steffen Schilke on February 18, 2013 at 12:26pm

That's interesting is there a map with all the installations?

Comment by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 12:21pm

@Steffen It's another version of the piece with only one person on the pole. There's also a similar installation in Strasbourg, France.

Comment by Steffen Schilke on February 18, 2013 at 12:17pm

Something like this can be seen in Kassel, Germay (Documenta Town) http://www.kassel.de/kultur/documenta/kunstwerke/objekte/08262/inde...

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