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Monday, March 28, 2005

Aww...the big baby!

Seriously. That's one fricken-big baby head!

Julie and her sister, Carole, visited the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, this past Sunday. Though the Gallery now charges $6 to see the permanent collection (free on Thursday's after 5pm) I think this 'sculpture' of the creepy big baby is worth the price of admission.

I have another higher-quality photo of the baby alone, but I fear that its true 'hugiosity' would be lost if not depicted with a person beside it. You can also peer behind its hollow head and see how this fibreglass work was constructed. Wow. No new baby smell, however.

Got an email today (24 April 2005) commenting on the art and this weblog entry. See below for update:
Thanks to the great resource we know as the Internet, the sculpture, I found out, is by Ron Mueck: Untitled (Head of a Baby) 2003. Made from Silicone, fibreglass resin, and mixed media. It was Purchased 2003 by the National Gallery of Canada © Ron Mueck. Click here to see more details about this gargantuan head.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree -- it's quite something! It is Ron Mueck's "Untitled (Head of a Baby)" (2003). You can read about it on the gallery's web site, under Recent Acquisitions. -Andrea Murphy

Sunday, April 24, 2005 5:47:00 PM  

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