Heads Up
Heads Up
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, Comments Off on Heads Up



Ever get that creepy feeling that when you walk in somewhere a hundred set of eyes are watching you? Thanks to Scottish artist Sophie Cave, this nightmare has turned into a reality! The surreal nature of her ‘Floating Heads’ installation at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is quite literally turning heads.


Cave created over fifty of the disembodied human faces that was commissioned especially for the Kelvingrove as it was undergoing a massive refurbishment about eight years ago, and they depict a whole gamut of emotions, ranging from laughter to despair. The heads are completely white, but are lit so that their expressions are accentuated, which gives the installation a somewhat eerie feel.


Since the installation is hung over the foyer, it is one of the first things visitors see when they enter the museum. The concept was to create an installation that encapsulates the word “expression”. Like a release of balloons, the heads bring lightness and humour to a grand building, lifting visitors heads and acting as a draw to the upstairs galleries.


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