“CLONING ETERNITY”

Brian Hester Reporting live from Washington Square Park NYC.

Acclaimed New York artist, David Datuna unveiled a two-part installation of a perfect circle representing the ancient symbol of eternity and a skull representing life titled, “Cloning Eternity,” that was displayed in Washington Square Park for 12-hours today Friday May 31, 2019.

The two pieces that create the overall sculpture are made from the artist’s signature eye glass lenses that create a ‘hall of mirrors’ effect, by reflecting the viewers image, distilling it and refracting it back towards them. The circle has a 6.25 ft. diameter, on a 2.5 ft. stand, while the skull is 6.25 ft. high, 4.1 ft. wide and placed on a 2.5 ft. stand.

Artist David Datuna displays his anticipated reaction from viewers to his "Cloning Eternity". As predicted by the works creator, most people felt compelled to lean in very close as the works literally pull the viewer in. Photo by Brian Hester

As predicted, a father and son appear to enjoy being pulled in close by David Datuna "Cloning Eternity" in Washington Square Park. Photo by Brian Hester

Kate Kennedy snaps a selfie of her and classmate Spencer Jonas with the "Cloning Eternity" skull in the background. Photo by Brian Hester

Alex Syntelis zooms in to capture up close reflections of his girlfriend Mira Rugova as she poses in front of Cloning Eternity. The many eye glasses lens on the surface invert and twist the images resulting in beautiful twists and combinations of light. Photo By Brian Hester

Alex Syntelis zooms in to capture up close reflections of his girlfriend Mira Rugova as she poses in front of Cloning Eternity. The many eye glasses lens on the surface invert and twist the images resulting in beautiful twists and combinations of light. Photo By Brian Hester

I zoom in over the shoulder of Alex Syntelis as he zooms in to capture up close reflections of his girlfriend Mira Rugova as she poses in front of Cloning Eternity. The many eye glasses lens on the surface invert and twist the images resulting in beautiful twists and combinations of light. Photo By Brian Hester

David Datuna "Cloning Eternity" is reflected in the sun glasses of Vincent Santa Marina of Spain as he takes in the work in New York Cities Washington Square Park. Photo by Brian Hester

Acclaimed New York artist David Datuna, center, discusses his installation of "Cloning Eternity" in Washington Square Park, NYC Friday May 31, 2019 Photo by Brian Hester

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