douglas KORNFELD


Meeting Of Minds - Steel and perforated steel

The upright head depicts the profile of an African-American woman looking out to the adjacent North Denver neighborhood. The second head, with the profile of a generic male, appears to be sinking into the ground. The sculpture is sited adjacent to the first golfcourse in Denver to admit African American players.

In the head of the woman there is an oval that, from a distance, looks like a brain. Upon closer examination the “brain” is filled with a jumble of figures similar in style to the international male and female symbols. These figures are quite different from the usual male and female icons we see every day. They depict men and women in a variety of different shapes and sizes rather than the standardized and stereotypical way. These are thin, fat, tall, short, muscular, and portly etc.... Some even have different sized heads alluding to different ways of thinking. The head of the male figure is filled with the standard international male and female icons we see every day. They are lined up in precise rows male, female, male, female. This arrangement symbolizes a corresponding regimentation of thinking.

Dedication video

YouTube video

VR panoramas of the project

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"Meeting Of Minds" - 2004 - City Park, Denver, CO

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