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Colossal Head Sculptures Grace New York Botanical Garden In Bronx

Posted on May 18, 2013, 6:41 pm
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The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx has a fanciful new sculpture exhibition by Philip Haas that is hard to miss.

Colossal Head Sculptures Grace New York Botanical Garden In Bronx

Colossal Head Sculptures Grace New York Botanical Garden In Bronx

Colossal Head Sculptures Grace New York Botanical Garden In Bronx

Colossal Head Sculptures Grace New York Botanical Garden In Bronx

Colossal Head Sculptures Grace New York Botanical Garden In Bronx

Four colossal fiberglass sculptures of human heads dominate the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard. Their features are made of faux vegetation including fruit, bark, flowers and twigs. Each head depicts one of the four seasons.

For example, the mosaic-like features of the Autumn work are a composite of nuts, gourds, figs and grapes.

The 15-foot-high busts are the creation of contemporary American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas.

He was inspired by the “Four Seasons” composite portraits of 16th century Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

The sculptures are on view through October 27, 2013.

 

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