13. Bunker Head in Downtown Brooklyn

Image courtesy Leonard Ursachi

A new sculpture by Leonard Ursachi, who previously had the work Fat Boy in Prospect Park, in Tribeca Park, and a piece under the DUMBO Archway, will be located located in front of Long Island University in the triangle plaza along Flatbush Avenue from October 10, 2019 to October 9, 2020.  Bunker Head, a one-ton sculpture of a head wrapped in actual medical gauze is made of foam witha coating of a concrete-like material called Styrocrete. The work features Ursachi’s signature window cut outs, with mirrors inside. In a press release, NYC Parks states “The highly stylized nature of its face references iconic heads from myriad cultures, from shaman to soldier, poet to prophet.”

According to BKLYNER, Ursachi explained “It’s basically about a closed mind, not being welcoming, not being open. It’s a little negative but it’s positive because it has two recessed windows with mirrors, like all my work, so it invites contemplation on the idea of rejecting others. It’s a pretty personal piece.”