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Ho Baron, Head Games

On view in the West Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Ho Baron
born 1941 Chicago, Illinois; lives El Paso, Texas
Head Games
2003
bronze
Albuquerque Museum, gift of the artist
PC2019.22.1

Ho Baron’s sculptures are not easily categorizable. They are figurative, yet abstract; fantastical, yet tactile, and perhaps even somewhat unnerving, yet engaging. Head Games activates the concept suggested by the title in multiple ways. The figure holds a head-like sculpture that spins around 360 degrees and the body is covered in patterns of undulating protrusions and spheres that upon closer inspection resemble a variety of faces. Working from intuition, Baron creates surreal and imaginative figural sculptures that invite unique individual responses and direct interaction.

 Family Fun Activity

Create a kinetic face sculpture inspired by Head Games