On my day off this week I unexpectedly ran into a series of 4 giant heads. This series, by Philip Haas, is an interpretation of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's (1526-1593) portrait series "The Four Seasons". It pretty much stopped us in our tracks the other day.
In the statement on display with the work, the artist says he likes to .... "recontextualize the world of classical Renaissance portraiture using the transformative elements of scale, material and dimensionality".
These are amazing to experience. We walked around them in a state of wonder. I love art that is unexpected and imaginative and colorful. If it's BIG, so much the better.
I don't know if this is a permanent installation. I do know if you are in the KC area it's worth a trip to the Nelson Atkins museum to see. And it's free. And the weather has been lovely here. And there is a whole sculpture garden full of blooming trees and shrubs you can see while you are at it.
Well done Mr. Haas, well done.