At the opening of a gallery show called “Rio” in NYC, there was a massive sculpture that drew the most attention, showing a twisted and intertwined plane wreckage that almost looked like gigantic wrestling earthworms. The plane wreck seemed to remind people of the crash landing of a passenger plane in the Hudson River.
The artist, Adel Abdessemed, is Algerian and this show was his first NYC solo gallery show. His work are known for the depicting animals in often an aggressive and violent situations. Other artists have also used animals as an inspiration, like in making these sheep sculptures out of rotary telephones.