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Umbrella-Toting Cement People Hover Over a Czech Street

Mixed-media artist Michal Trpak recently brought his floating cement figures outdoors for a cultural festival called the Mesto Lidem in Ceske Budejovice, a city in the Czech Republic. Called Slight Uncertainty II, the installation consisted of several cement figures holding different colored umbrellas. While it seems whimsical at first, the sculptures actually hold a more serious meaning as you can tell by the looks on the figures' faces. The artwork is meant to reference the financial crisis that has affected countries worldwide.

This isn't the first time we've seen umbrellas used in an outdoor installation. Who could forget Portugal's version?

Michal Trpak's website

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