Head to Head
Artist
Martin Heron

Date
1996

Materials
Wood


Location
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Original Borough - Rossendale
Two recycled tree trunks carved to represent two heads in conversation, and influenced by myths such as the ‘Green Man’.

Heron responds to individual sites to produce work that is dramatic, sensual, and which encapsulates its own sense of place contributing to the visual language and identity of its location. His response is always led by the individual site.  Influences may be from histories, people, landscape, nature, and buildings. 

The artist feels that Public Art should encourage and stimulate interaction with the world around us.  It should evoke a sense of pride and wonder for the unique quality of the places where we live, visit and work.  

He says of his work that it “invites the audience to engage and reflect, making links between the work and its relevance to themselves. I like to play with scale, and explore the audience’s sense of the impossible.   The work is often playful, and resonates with the child inside us all.”



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