- Robert Spinazzola
- Painted recycled steel
- 64″ x 14″ x 10″
- $2400 each
Blue Headed Geeks
Artist Statement – Blue Headed Geeks
The “Geeks”, are humorous celebrations of fish crows, which were frequent visitors to my Hastings on Hudson studio. There they perched outside on electrical lines directly in front of my garage and squawked loudly. In these works I have lengthened the bird’s legs to four feet and balanced them of one foot implying movement. My geeks are headed toward the blue, (sky). It is a journey that they can only wish for but never achieve. These sculptures move in the wind. The steel elements are heated with an acetylene torch, hammered, shaped and stick welded. After brushing the surface with an electric wire wheel, the surface is painted.
Four new Geeks were requested by my gallerist in 2016 after I had produced and sold 21 over 25 years. In a Henry Ford type fashion, I created an assembly line and produce a new gaggle of 19 Geeks. Each Geek signed and is numbered on its wing. Numbers 25-38 are available. There are only 6 painted Geeks; black bodies with blue heads.