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PHOTOS: Manolo Valdés’ Dramatic Metal Head Sculptures Take Over the New York Botanical Garden
Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 24, 2012 @ 1:10 pm In Art NYC,Bronx | No Comments
Visitors to the New York Botanical Garden can now enjoy the outdoor space as a sculpture park in addition to the center’s plantlife from all over the world and seasonal zombie pumpkins . Valdés erected his seven sculptures, some spanning over 50 feet wide, at the NYBG in a collaboration with Marlborough Gallery . Made from bronze, cor-ten steel and aluminum, the forms will reflect the surrounding flora to change looks with the seasons.
Each sculpture portrays the head of a figure, surrounded with a sweeping headdress. One sculpture features swirls of cor-ten shapes unfolding from the figure’s temples. Silver butterfly shapes float out of the crown of another head on the lawn, while silver fern shapes envelope a featureless face nearby.
As the seasons change, the sculptures will infuse themselves with the groundwork of the garden , mirroring their surroundings as green leaves change to red and yellow, and again when ice and snow set in.
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 Manolo Valdés: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manolo_Valdés
 New York Botanical Garden: http://www.nybg.org/visit/exhibitions.php
 open-air sculpture park: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/storm-king-art-center-a-summer-retreat-for-the-artsy-nature-loving-new-yorker/
 zombie pumpkins: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/ray-villafane-unleashes-an-army-of-ghastly-zombie-pumpkins-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden/
 Marlborough Gallery: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-stray-light-grey-is-a-bizarre-adventure-through-an-abandoned-world-in-manhattan/
 sculptures will infuse themselves with the groundwork of the garden: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/farmacy-edible-vertical-farms-come-to-long-island-citys-socrates-sculpture-park/
 Lori Zimmer: http://www.artnerdnewyork.com
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