- by James Tyler
Standing eight feet tall and weighing more than five thousand pounds, this colossal ceramic head immediately attracts notice with its imposing size and colorful tiles imprinted with the word "LOVE." Passersby also hear a changing variety of ambient sounds thanks to an audio component installed by the artist. Sculptor James Tyler says each of his heads is “handmade and unique” but “universal, bringing together today’s faces with pre-Columbian, South American, Native American, Asian, African, and Western influences. They are us.”
Tyler is based in Haverstraw, NY, 25 miles north of New York City and is Executive Director of the GAGA Arts Center. His work has been exhibited across the country and has received awards from the Boston Society of Architects and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. “There is something timeless in Tyler’s Brickhead sculptures,” one curator noted. “Yet they are clearly contemporary. Relics of a civilization not yet past--the ponderous weight of the brick constructions juxtaposed with the ethereal nature of time.”
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Location: Village Green - South East Quad
Installation Status: Current Installations