Did you feel the crash? Artist Luke Jerram has made this duo of sculptures that turn the data graphs of the New York Stock Exchange (Composite 2004-2012) and the Dow Jones (Industrial Average 1980-2012) into tactile visualizations in carved wood. Nifty, just like his sculptures of the earthquake in Japan and the N1H1 virus. Looking at these conical, oblong art-works, your very professional art blogger, in all her professionalism, is professionally abstaining from butt plug metaphors, even though that dangerous looking ridge circa 2009 really was a pain, wasn’t it? Professionalism!

See the sculptures at NYC’s Heller Gallery in June.