Brickhead Conversations

Located in front of Yue-Kong Pao Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Artist James Tyler, an Indianapolis native, sculpted the two heads of clay in his studio in New York. The heads were cut into blocks, kiln-fired and reassembled on site over stainless steel pins. The materials are resistant to rain, snow and other outdoor wear and tear. The Purdue sculptures are designed to emit nature’s sounds as people pass, such as wind and flowing water. Bryan Pijanowski, a professor of forestry and natural resources, provided audio recordings from a nearby wetlands.