Oct. 4, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
The Socrates Sculpture Park is now accepting Walkens.
A new installation at the park consists of ten small Christopher Walken heads planted in the ground. The exhibit is one of 15 installations added last week as part of the Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, an annual contest that sponsors local artists.
The installation, crafted by Bryan Zanisnik, is an ode to the Astoria-born actor, and is accompanied by a comic by collaborator Eric Winkler, “which chronicles the artist’s adventures in the park and discovery of Walken’s history in the neighborhood,” according to a Park description of the exhibit.
Visitors to the park can wander among the Walken busts in Zanisnik’s “Monument to Walken” from now through March 13, when the EAF exhibition will be taken down.
The EAF program garners hundreds of applications each year, and several Park staff members narrow the pool down to 15 artists who are given an open studio, monetary support, and institutional guidance, according to the park website.
The artists worked from June to September to create their sculptures, and then installed them throughout the park.
For more information on the EAF program and exhibits visit http://socratessculpturepark.org/exhibition/eaf16/