Surrounded by glass, attracting stares; some stony. Why was she given no eyes of her own?
Brick House, Bronze
”Simone Leigh presents Brick House, a 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a Black woman with a torso that combines the forms of a skirt and a clay house. The sculpture’s head is crowned with an afro framed by cornrow braids, each ending in a cowrie shell. Brick House is the inaugural commission for the High Line Plinth, a new landmark destination for major public artworks in New York City. This is the first monumental sculpture in Leigh’s Anatomy of Architecture series, an ongoing body of work in which the artist combines architectural forms from regions as varied as West Africa and the Southern United States with the human body. The title comes from the term for a strong Black woman who stands with the strength, endurance, and integrity of a house made of bricks.”
On the High Line
June 5th, 2019
Random things you may expect to see while on a walk from Greenwich Village to the High Line.
A better view of Mariechen Danz’s ”The Dig of No Body (soil sample)”, 2018
An interrupted view of Sable Elyse Smith’s ”C.R.E.A.M.”, 2018
Art on the Highline
This isn’t art…. it is a crime scene…! – exclaimed a woman close beside me as I was taking photos. That may have been the most accurate description of this installation, yet!
On the chillier side of wanderlust, part of the High Line Art commissions.
November 12th, 2016
Bronze, acrylic, paint
The Sleepwalker will be meandering about in a deep sleep until March 2017 on the High Line. In his dream, people walk past giving him strange looks. Some long to touch him. Others are afraid.
I want to dream like the Sleepwalker. Perhaps I do. Perhaps my whole life is but a long sleepwalk. I’ll know when I wake up. Perhaps I never will.
September 25th, 2016