An Ornate Truck Spot-Welded from lots and lots of Reflective metal Disks by Valay Shende

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Transit is a 2010 sculpture by Mumbai-based musician Valay Shende depicting a life-size work truck that holds figures of 22 men and women. Created during a period of 1 . 5 years, the piece ended up being manufactured from several thousand reflective stainless disks that have been individually spot welded collectively. Shende conceived of Transit as commentary around remarkable rash of farmer sucides in Asia throughout the last decade. The truck’s rearview mirrors show video footage of roadways in London, Mumbai and Dubai, like the automobile is going through the perspective regarding the driver’s seat but in truth it stays fixed. Transit is on view in the Mumbai City Museum, and you will read more about any of it on Indian Express. Photos courtesy Sakshi Gallery. (via Jeremy Mayer)

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