Artist James Tyler’s pieces, Brickhead Conversations, installed in front of Yue-Kong Pao Hall, welcome visitors and patrons of Purdue Theatre, the Division of Dance, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries. Click through to see the 2013–2014 schedules of theatre and dance performances and gallery exhibitions.
Tyler’s two eight-foot tall Brickhead sculptures are made of architectural red clay and have a natural ceramic finish. They were funded by the Florence H. Lonsford Endowment, and feature natural soundscapes by Bryan Pijanowski, professor of forestry and natural resources. See Tyler install the sculptures in this photo feature; he was assisted at times by his son and daughter, as well as Sigrid Zahner, assistant professor of fine arts, and Purdue project manager Joni Heide.
During President's Council weekend, one of our goals was to see these sculptures. We were not disappointed. They are fascinating and impressive. As we listened, the real nature sounds were very relaxing. We hope students can enjoy their calming effect, too.
Wonderful to see how these unusual and fascinating sculptures were done. Bravo to the artist. This is a great way to share the information.