Nina Levy

Genre: Sculpture

Nina Levy lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children - or rather, her husband and children live at home with their mother and a bunch of disembodied heads. Levy sculpts models of fellow artists, critics, dealers, and other "heads" of the art world, casts them in fiberglass, then suspends them from the ceiling at eye level. Generally these are approximately life-size, though she also dabbles in the enormous and distorted (you can commission one in your own likeness on her website). She also takes photographs of her family with sculpted props and costumes, staging bizarre scenes like a baby eating another baby's head, or a totally ripped toddler.