Tuesday, March 27

Gaint Sleeping Head

This sculpture is one of Ron Mueck's pieces. Here is some insight into what else was on display:

At the Brooklyn Museum the Australian artist Ron Mueck has delivered “A Girl,” the biggest human infant ever hatched. More than 16 feet long (weight unrecorded) and not yet unhooked from her hawser-like umbilical cord, she still has traces of birth blood on her wrinkled body.

You may have sensed by now that she is not a real baby. What she is is an extraordinarily lifelike sculpture made with exquisite craftsmanship by the 48-year-old Mr. Mueck, who is known for his ultrarealistic re-creations of the human figure in silicone and fiberglass.