Updated: April 2019
Perhaps inspired by the novella The Metamorphosis of famous countryman and author Franz Kafka, acclaimed Czech sculptor David Černý created this monumental, segmented and horizontally turning head as a centerpiece for the Whitehall Corporate Center, a 200-acre office park a few miles south of Uptown Charlotte.
Born in 1967 in Prague, Czech Republic, David Černý crafted this 25-foot sculpture in the shape of a human head from approximately 14 tons of stainless steel. An intricate circuitry of electric motors rotates seven separate layers intermittently as to mix the glittering pieces up like in a giant jigsaw puzzle just to effortlessly bring them back together when all is set and done.
Did You Know?
Franz Kafka’s well-known novella The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung), published in 1915, tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a salesman, who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect, and who subsequently struggles to adjust to his new shape.
3700 Arco Corporate Dr, Charlotte, NC 28273
Free on-premise parking.
The area surrounding the sculpture as well as the pathway to and from the parking lot are wheelchair accessible.