The Pratt Sculpture Park has a new member presiding over Newman Mall. Currently on loan, James Tyler's Yemanja is a ceramic brick sculpture made with architectural red and buff stoneware. It is a heavily grogged clay body specifically designed for use in making exterior architectural ornamentation. As in all Tyler’s Brickhead series, it is a hand built, one-of-a-kind piece constructed hollow, with a wall thickness averaging three inches. In turn, it is scored and disassembled into bricks and then reassembled using stainless steel pins between each course. The bricks are a natural ceramic finish; variation in color occurs during the firing process. You can find more information at www.tylersculpture.com.
Photos: Peter Tannenbaum