Artist Chris Burden creates a toy freeway for 1,200 cars that capture the feel of the city of angels. The structure will be exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
California sculptor Chris Burden knows how to capture the feel of Los Angeles freeway traffic.
This video shows his latest work, still in progress, called Metropolis II. A vast road structure made for 1,200 custom-designed toy cars to roam on, accompanied by 13 toy trains and Lego and Lincoln Log buildings to boot.
"Every hour 100,000 cars circulate through the city. It has an audio quality to it. When you have 1,200 cars circulating it mimics a real freeway. It's quite intense," said Burden of his project to the New York Times.
Metropolis II came out of a similar, though far less ambitious Metropolis I project the artist created six years ago which currently resides at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.
But Burden's work is not yet finished. He and his assistants are still a couple of months away from completing the project and once it makes its way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, it will take another 3 months to install it.
Slow moving - how very L.A.