He Places Hundreds Of Stars In A VERY Specific Order. When You Step Back… WOW.
For over 100 years the Royal Shakespeare Company has brought to life the work of William Shakespeare. Considered the world’s greatest English writer, this genius wrote over 38 plays, poems, and 154 sonnets among other works.
To commemorate the playwright's 400th anniversary of his death, RSC has refurbished the theatre’s oldest section, Swang wing. They commissioned contemporary artist Steven Follen to create an installation worthy of the poet. For All Time is a ten-foot-tall sculpture suspending 2,000 stainless steel stars. The wires are perfectly hung bringing out the three-dimensional face of Shakespeare.
The 2,000 stars and 1,400 wire drops took two weeks to install.
For All Time is inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Act 3 Scene 2. Juliet says about Romeo, "when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine."
For All Time will be a permanent art piece.
William Shakespeare's face is surrounded by the position of the constellations on his birthdate.
Source: My Modern Met