Four colossal sculptures are blossoming this week on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
The four seasons, as you’ve never seen them interpreted before, are being represented as 15-foot-tall metal and fiberglass heads by American artist Philip Haas.
Haas will be on site all week as “The Four Seasons” artworks are assembled.
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The complex installation, which requires a crane and a cherry picker, continues through Friday. The public is welcome to watch.
Fruits, flowers and knotty wood make up the facial features of the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter busts.
The works are based on paintings by 16th-century Italian Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
The sculptures, which have been exhibited in the United Kingdom, New York and Miami, will be on display through mid-October and will be the centerpiece of a summer festival — Kansas City’s Big Picnic — on July 19 at the grounds of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park.