Although the angel has her wings, the feathers were missing, which raises question whether she is sleeping or dead. The angel, an old woman in a white gown and with featherless wings, is lying face-down on the ground; maybe sleeping, maybe dead, but certainly immobile and frozen into an all too realistic image.
The angel’s wings, unlike what we see in movies, were not covered in feathers but looked like bare skin. The “angel” seemed lifeless and old, having white hair and a white robe. At first glance, you would think that it was real—but it isn’t. It is not a prank, but a piece of art so realistic it has fooled many people.
The people responsible for this viral art, are Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu who have been known to create installations using real cadavers or human fat tissue. Their new creation though, does not use those parts but looks as real as any cadaver would! It was actually made from silica gel, fibreglass, stainless steel, and woven mesh.
The stupendous structure was created by using fiberglass, stainless steel, silica gel and woven mesh. The artists also used cadavers to create the hyper-realistic sculpture.
The images only recently went viral all over social media, with many worrying that it signals the end of the world. Some also compared this “news” to NASA’s recent discovery of a similar Earth some 1,400 light years away, also orbiting a sun-like star and concluded that doomsday is approaching fast.