Cristian Daniel Torres is a plumber and an artist.His creations are enigmatic, evoking child-like wonderSome are mechanical, even functional. (Click the image below to see him demonstrate a computer desk.)All of the work can be seen at Mr. Torres’ studio at Local Project in Long Island City, Queens.
It is nerving to see Downtown Manhattan resemble a nesting ground for these cranes.
No matter how well these things might be functioning, I must admit to half-expecting one of them to “fall like a dinosaur” at any moment. I look forward to the day when they find another place to roost.