For example, one piece is a full-length punching bag made of steel. Once you notice that Meulen named this particular sculpture Self-Portrait, it opens up a whole slew of interpretation. Is he implying that he feels like a constant target, or is he likening himself to unmovable strength? After all, those bags can take quite the hit.
"I sculpted each figure in a way that creates the notion that they are incomplete, melting or being pulled apart, deconstructed by a force either from within or without," he says of his Deconstructed Series, which is full of the human form in many stages of unraveling (or rebirth, depending on how you look at them).