Try Not To Breathe So Much
Temporary installation at Roosevelt Island curated by the Sculpture Center. Summer of 1996, I think. Polyester resin, steel, blow-molded polyethylene heads with lights inside.
The lowest elements of this installation in the entrance to the Roosevelt Island parking garage were something like 14 feet off the ground, but some industrious person, or persons managed to punch a hole in one of the large heads. I was almost flattered by the premeditation and industriousness required- a ladder and a some sort of heavy implement- those heads were well reinforced.
The Sculpture Center used to do a show on Roosevelt Island every summer. It was an unusual space, but I made this piece specifically for it. I had worked in the plastic industry sculpting blow molded candy containers, so I made the baby head lights to fit an existing mold base. They were each unique as we switched pigments constantly while producing them.