TRIBECA — A giant head is rolling into Tribeca Park.
The 6-foot-long “Head of Goliath” sculpture by New York artist Nicolas Holiber will be installed in the small park at Beach and Walker streets this spring, according to Jennifer Lantzas, the public art coordinator for the Parks Department.
The huge head, crafted from found and recycled materials along with wood and fiberglass, is a contemporary interpretation of the biblical tale of David and Goliath, the Parks Department said. In the biblical story, the young underdog David defeats the giant Goliath and then chops off his head.
“Combining reclaimed objects with organic and artistic materials, Nicolas Holiber strives to create characters that are imaginary heroes that are attractively uncanny," Lantzas said in a statement.
"Incorporating a diverse range of materials and techniques, his work offers the viewer an eye-catching display of color, texture and dimension."
Holiber will begin an arts residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in March 2016.
Once installed, the massive head will stay on display for several months.