Head of Goliath
4.5 x 11 x 7 feet, reclaimed wood, found objects, hardware, paint, 2015
Holiber’s first time exhibiting with NYC Parks, Head of Goliath was on view from May through October 2015 in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca Park. Drawing on a long-standing art historical tradition, the artist presented a modern interpretation of the Biblical tale in which David, then just a young shepherd boy, is able to kill the giant Goliath using only a sling and stone. This oversized sculpture provided a new perspective on the age-old story and allowed viewers to see Goliath through David’s eyes immediately after the giant’s defeat. Created entirely out of reclaimed wood and found objects from around New York City, Holiber added, “Exhibiting in the park presents a unique opportunity to observe how the outdoor environment and NYC in particular will affect the sculpture. I’m looking forward to seeing how the piece will weather and change over time, thereby using the park as a catalyst to transform Head of Goliath into a modern ruin”.