To celebrate its partnership with Chinese automaker Dongfeng, Nissan commissioned a unique sculpture that shows a three-dimensional exploded view of a car. Seen here in this video from Nissan, the vehicle in question is a Nissan Teana, a midsize sedan that is reportedly one of China’s most popular cars.
The sculpture was created by Dutch artist Paul Veroude, who painstakingly hung 3500 individual components of the Nissan Teana on special wires. The result is a suspended, three-dimensional look at nearly every mechanical component used on the Chinese-market car. Veroude says it took just under three months for him to complete the project, describing it as “one of the most difficult challenges I have had.” Veroude has previously created other such car sculptures, including one exploded view of a Honda Formula 1 car.
An accompanying video features Dongfeng Nissan vice president Ren Yong explaining the company’s motivation for commissioning the sculpture. The sculpture celebrates the opening of a new plant in Guangzhou, China.
“We want to express Dongfeng Nissan’s pursuit of innovation, our thoughts towards breaking conventions,” Yong says in the video.
You can see both clips of the exploded Nissan Teana sculpture below.