E(scape) New Faces

Bob Clyatt's avatar Bob Clyatt Vote Code: 63734

E(scape) New Faces is a two-element public art work consisting of two large cast aluminum heads, identical but one has a beard, which engage viewers of all ages. The pieces function to bring energy and emotion to cityscapes, landscapes. People feel different when they encounter the piece. They are now installed in Harlem at the entrance to Marcus Garvey Park where they are well-received by all ages. The faces are not of a single person but are a hybrid and thus are universal. The first model for the work was Haitian but over a period of 8 years during which this head has been evolving in my practice (dozens of versions have been created to get here) other people influenced and were incorporated into the work including myself and my father as well as various other models and friends. The pieces would ideally flank an entrance or a gate or an opening of some sort, and the heads can be set to angle directly toward one another or at another angle best suited to the space and mood.

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