Follow Our Journey: Talking Heads

Ledelle Moe, Congregation, 2005–07, concrete, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist, © 2009 Ledelle Moe

Ledelle Moe, Congregation, 2005–07, concrete, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist, © 2009 Ledelle Moe

We can’t remember a time when we’ve been apart. You see, like most groups, we are stronger in numbers. We have more impact that way. It’s strange that even though each of is utterly unique, we all have really similar qualities. We are all made of concrete, we are roughly the same size, we all have a steel pin going through our head, and we are all the same age. It’s funny, because even though we look like we’re old, we’re really quite young. Our faces are all different, yet when you look at us, they sometimes seem the same.

Each of us is important individually, yet equally important as part of a group. And speaking of being in a group, sometimes it is tiring holding your head up, only knowing the same face next to you day after day, night after night. But soon, that will change. Soon, we will all come down from the wall and take a journey to a new place. And with that journey, we will each have a new face next to us. For now though, we patiently wait, looking forward to the day we can rest our heads for a bit.

This post is part of the series Follow Our Journey. Follow Congregation and six other works of art on the Big Move to the Museum’s new building.

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