Michael Kalish: Muhammad Ali sculpture made from punch bags


ReAlize (yep, see what you did) is the result of a three-year creative journey that began when artist Michael Kalish was approached by Lonnie and Muhammad Ali to create a private original sculpture.

It is an enormous, 360-degree, 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.

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