Friday, September 6, 2013
Focus on Life - Week 36 In Two
This week's Focus on Life is In Two. We were to focus on things in twos. To be honest the only thing I have done this week was go to work and then go home to work in the yard. I really didn't think I would find anything in pairs. Well, I was wrong.
The structures are called "Brickhead Conversations" and were designed by sculptor artist James Tyler. They are to "explore the nature of being human on the planet". The heads are not intended to be portraiture or realism, Tyler says, but instead depict all human races and genders collectively.
When you walk by the heads they emit sounds of our local wetland wildlife - from the chirping of cardinals to the landing of geese and the buzzing of insects. The sounds came largely from Bryan Pijanowski, a professor of foestry and natural resources and sound ecologist.
You can read more about the sculptors by clicking here. All the information that I shared with you came from this article. I am really disappointed that I missed the dedication (didn't get the invite until a day after the dedication). It is fun walking by and hearing the sounds of nature coming from the heads.
So, if you are ever in the neighborhood of Purdue stop by and check out the chirping heads!
Please head on over to the Studio Sublime and check out what everyone else saw in pairs this week.