Massive keyboard sculpture a permanent fixture in Russia

It took 86 separate concrete blocks, each one weighing up to 1,000 lbs. to complete this random tribute to the QWERTY keyboard in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Artist Anatoly Vyatkin installed the Keyboard monument on October 5, 2005 on an otherwise unclaimed grassy hill in this remote Russian city. Now it's a permanent outdoor sculpture in the center of the city, not far from the Iset River.

Although the Keyboard monument (sometimes referred to as "Claudia" for some reason) doesn't really do anything, this simple ode to technology attracts folks from all around, who jump and play on the stone "keys." It's kind of funny to imagine people stumbling onto this installation years down the road, long after the keyboard is defunct. It might be like kids now finding a sculpture of a cassette tape or a rotary phone. "What is that?"

Via My Modern Met

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