Los Angeles-based street artist Kai will debut his new ‘Balancing Act Toy‘ wood art toy for the Beyond The Streets street art event which is being presented virtually via NTWRK. Created and crafted in Kai’s studio, the figure features his signature IF (Imaginary Friend) character challenged with the ultimate balancing act: riches vs. love.
The straightforward 2 piece construction featuring the wood IF piece and the concrete pyramidal base belies the delicate effort needed to bring the piece from concept to reality including sanding and fine tuning the balance of each unit. Fittingly, the wood toy comes packaged in a custom, handcrafted wood box with a matching silk-screened image in pink on the slide-out lid.
An edition of 250, the ‘Balancing Act Toy’ wood toy (17.2″ H x 12″ W) will be available via the NTWRK mobile app on Sunday (12.6) at 11:15 AM PST for $500. The figure will also be available Kai Editions at a later date. Be sure to check out the artist’s videos detailing the process, unboxing, and closeup look at the delicate act of balancing.