Matt McConnell, of McConnell Studios, pushes the boundaries of sculpture with not only his use of materials, but how he uses them and his latest piece is no exception. Rhythm had a home waiting for it at The Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, which sits adjacent to the new Nashville Music City Center and The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, so it’s only natural that this massive sculpture would be music-related.

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Using 166 Sabian AAX cymbals, McConnell constructed a curvy sound wave spread out over 40 feet with the cymbals ranging in size from 8″ to 20″ in diameter creating seven full beat waves. The size variation displays the rhythm of the musical beats perfectly as the mesmerizing flow of brass cymbals works its way down the wavy line.

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

From the street level plaza, you can spot the sculpture on the 2nd floor grand ballroom lobby.

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Rhythm by Matt McConnell in main art  Category

Want to see how this masterpiece is made? Check out these time lapse videos of the process: