This Statue At Cairo International Airport Looks Like It Defies The Laws of Physics

This photo of a seemingly-gravity-defying sculpture at the Cairo Airport is making the rounds on social media. At first glance, there is something about it that seems off. Then you look closer and you realize it seems impossible!

This statue at the airport in Cairo looks like it defies the laws of physics…

How did they do it? Here’s one idea:

But I’m not a structural engineer, so I’m going to go with this explanation:
Did they ever figure out how the Egyptians built the pyramids? Because I think this whole foating rocks in thin air thing might just be connected… Hmmm… But seriously, good job to the artist for creating such a perplexing illusion. Very cool!