"Head of Goliath", a Massive Head Sculpture Made from Reclaimed Wood in Tribeca

Back in May, Brooklyn-based artist Nicolas Holiber created this massive 10' long sculpture titled Head of Goliath and placed it in the tiny triangular Tribeca Park where it occupies about 1/4 of the walkable space.

The piece was commissioned by the City's Parks Department as part of their popular Art in the Parks program.

Inspiring artwork by the likes of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Titian, the biblical story and long-standing art historical theme of David and Goliath is not restricted to antiquity. The massive head is Nicolas Holiber’s modern take on the tale of the young shepherd David slaying the giant Goliath with only a slingshot and stones. “People come to New York to be the underdog and beat whatever obstacle is in front of them,” says Holiber. “The head of Goliath was David’s trophy and I hope viewers will find inspiration in this piece and think about what Head of Goliath, as a symbol, means to them. For myself and many friends of mine, New York is the Goliath,” says the artist.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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