The sculptor, Erwin Wurm, calls this Big Suit but I like Empty Suit better. Wurm chooses everyday objects as the subject of his work in an attempt to inspire viewers to question both the traditional definition of sculpture and their relationship to the world. Big Suit, plays with our perception of volume, one of the basic elements of sculpture, by creating an outer shell of cast aluminum that defines the mass we imagine inside the pink suit. Also, it contrasts well with the two massive and empty, AT&T office buildings. Thank you AT&T.
This is one of many “interesting” sculptures in St. Louis’ City Garden, a great place for kids of all ages.