The “Melter 3-D” by artist Takeshi Murata is a mind-blowing animated sculpture. But you might be asking — like we did — what does that mean? After numerous praise from friends who saw it at Frieze New York, we had to learn more. Melter creates the illusion of movement by rapidly projecting a series of pictures onto the already spinning globe. The technicals were accomplished by one of Hollywood’s best special effects producers who helped Murata turn his idea into an actual lifelike, freestanding piece of art. Learn more about Murata’s work here and watch below to see how it moves before your eyes.

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