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new sculpture to have a large presence over newman mall

James Tyler, Brickhead: Yemanja, 2011, ceramic brick.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

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really cool
March 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWhatsapp Status
This is really an amazing piece of art. You have done a great job. This is a good addition to the park to attract the tourists.Thanks for sharing the making process as well.
August 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersupremedissertations

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