German artist Babis Cloud created a Trojan horse that’s completely made up of key caps from old computer keyboards. I’m not sure I fully understand the meaning behind this great sculpture made of resin and recycled computer keys by Babis Cloud, but I certainly enjoy looking at it.
The piece is titled Hedonism(y) Trojaner, derived from the giant mythological Trojan horse built by the Greeks that was used to sneak an elite force of soldiers into the city of Troy under the charade of presenting the city with a gift. The recycled keys weren’t collected anyhow, but arranged to create gradients of ivory-white, in order to replicate the famous horse that’s referred to in Homer’s Odyssey and originally mentioned in Virgil’s Aeneid.
The sculpture is suppsoed to be a commentary on the hedonist sensitivity of modern culture, referencing trojan viruses as well. Whatever the reason it was made for, it’s definitely an amazing looking piece of keyboard art. It is said that the sculpture relates well to both the past and the present, as a piece invested in both Greek history and today’s digital age.
On some level I suppose Babis is making a reference to the negative aspects of technology (viruses, irrational dependence on computers). We hope, that you will be surprised after seeing this amazing piece of art.