Twisting Dump Truck Inspired by Gothic Architecture

Twisted Dump Truck is an aptly titled sculpture by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye that depicts exactly what you'd think with a Gothic aesthetic. The nickeled, laser-cut stainless steel structure is an intricately detailed piece that is as much a representation of a truck as it is a cathedral. The architectural influence is undeniable, making for an intriguing amalgamation.

The scaled model (1:5) presents an almost cartoonish display of a sophisticated design gone awry. Like a derailed train, mid-derailment, the animated composition features an exaggeration of twisting and turning. This visual of a giant vehicle, typically found on construction sites, complements the delicate intricacies involved in Gothic architecture. There's something entirely eye-catching and bewildering about the piece that allows the viewer to appreciate the details and question its intention.

Wim Delvoye website
via [Art Ruby, Galerie Perrotin]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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