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October 7, 2014 AT 7:00 am

TSA Security Checkpoint And Various Machines Mimicked In Wood #ArtTuesday

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Artist recreates TSA security checkpoints along with various machines as wood sculptures. by David Behringer via design milk

Artist Roxy Paine has meticulously crafted a TSA airport security checkpoint inside a wall of the Marianne Boesky Gallery… entirely out of wood.

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The reality-jarring experience is surprising in more ways than the material. The scene is reproduced in forced perspective – a technique often used on stage sets to drastically increase the perception of depth. In this case, what appears to be an 80-foot deep room is compressed into only 18 feet. Everything, from the vents to the poles get incrementally smaller as they move back in space.

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Several other sculpture throughout the gallery allow visitors to examine details from inches away. Each is a bizarre collage of machine parts carved from maple. They are Frankenstein monsters of technology, machines that seem like they should do something, but lack any logical purpose.

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