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Vertebrae [gone]
Metamora, IL
Vertebrae
Eastpoint, FL
Vertebrae
Muskogee, OK
Vertebrae
Melbourne, FL
The Vertebrae in Metamora advertised for Adams Chiropractic Clinic. By 2018, there was a different medical center there but the Vertebrae remained. By 2022, a different business had moved in and the Vertebrae sculpture was gone.

The Vertebrae in Eastpoint are part of the mailbox in front of Dr. Zoe Segree's chiropractic office. They were installed sometime between 2016 and 2019. [map]

The Vertebrae in Muskogee are located at Hines Chiropractic. [map]

The Vertebrae in Melbourne is installed on a truck which has been parked in front of Dr. Haig John's chiropractic office since around 2018. [map]

Spine [gone]
Columbus, OH
This Spine was installed in front of the Columbus Chiropractic Center. It appeared to be carved from a tree. The parking lane stripes are painted in spine shapes. By 2017, only part of the Spine was still there. By 2018, it was entirely gone. The parking lines were still there.

More Spines:
West Burlington, IA [gone]
Marion, OH [gone]
Houston, TX

Pilgrim's Pride [gone]
Pittsburg, TX
Pilgrim's Pride, a poultry producer, was founded in 1946 by Bo Pilgrim. In the late 1960s, a pilgrim's hat, Bo's trademark, was mounted on the roof of Pilgrim's Place, a restaurant in downtown Pittsburg. When the restaurant closed in 2001, the hat was put in storage. In 2002, the company commissioned a 37-foot-tall fiberglass bust of Bo on which to display the hat. The bust was installed in front of their freezer and distribution plant. In the gazebo under the bust, there is also a bronze statue of Bo Pilgrim reading the Bible with his chicken, Henrietta. In 2010, it was announced that Pilgrim's Pride was moving its headquarters to Greeley, CO. In 2019, in advance of the move, the head and statues were removed. The smaller statue will be displayed at a bank in town. The disassembled head is now in storage. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Ed the Head [gone]
Yuma, AZ
Ed the Head advertised for the "I Wear Sunglasses" store in the mall where this truck was parked. Ed's sunglasses were stolen in 2005 and replaced. Does anyone know when this Head was built? The store closed in 2014 and the truck with the head disappeared. For more, see this website.

Smog Latino
Fontana, CA
2014: 2020:
I believe that the Smog Latino head was built around 2009. It was modeled after the store's manager. The head is made of fiberglass and was installed on a car parked in front of the shop. The head was removed in 2018 for repairs. It is now kept inside the shop.

Vortex Bar & Grill
Atlanta, GA
Taconic Sculpture Park
Spencertown, NY
This Vortex Bar & Grill Little Five Points location opened in 1996. It features a 20-foot-tall skull entrance. The eyes are lit at night. In 2006, the skull was decorated with a Santa hat for the Christmas holidays. I don't think they still do this. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Taconic Sculpture Park has numerous sculptures including these heads. The pieces were produced by Ron Kanwit who displays them on his property which overlooks the Taconic Parkway. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Head
Redondo Beach, CA
Head
Tampa, FL
Eros Bendato
St. Louis, MO
Unknown Soldier
Alpena, MI
This Head in Redondo Beach is located in front of Joe Oliveri Hair Design. It is 13 feet tall and features topiary hair. The statue was built for Oliveri around 1961. The Head wears earmuffs in winter. [map]

This Head in Tampa is installed in front of Diane's Collections & Hair. It has been there since at least 2008. [map]

This bronze sculpture in St. Louis is entitled Eros Bendato. It was installed at Citygarden in 2009. The piece was created by Igor Mitoraj in 1999. It is about 10 feet long. [map]

The Unknown Soldier sculpture was built in 2007 by Tom Moran. It is located at the Besser Museum. It might be gone now as I don't see it at Google Street View. It might have been moved to a different spot.

Head
Sacramento, CA
This Head was created by Stephen J. Kaltenbach in 2004. It is entitled "Matter Contemplates Spirit." The sculpture is installed in front of the Dos Coyotes Border Cafe. Kaltenbach also created this Handshake sculpture which is located in Sacramento. For more, see this website. [map]

Heads
Davis, CA
Bookhead
Yin & Yang
These Heads were created by Robert Arneson. There are three other sculptures not shown here. These ceramic "Egghead" sculptures are installed at UC Davis from 1991-2009. For more, see this website.

Urns of Justice
Lafayette, LA
Metalmorphosis
Charlotte, NC
The Urns of Justice were created by Diana K. Moore in 1999. The two sculptures flank the entrance to the John M. Shaw Federal Courthouse. They are both about five feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Metalmorphosis is a 22-foot-tall sculpture created by David Cerny. It was installed in 2007 in an office park fountain. The head is composed of horizontally-moving stainless steel plates. These photos are from 2010. The sculpture was refurbished in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Head
Jacksonville, FL
Head of daVinci
Carson City, NV
This Head in Jacksonville was built in 2009 as the indoor entrance to the Museum of Science and History's "The Body Within" exhibit. It is 18.5 feet long. In 2016, it was moved to Hemming Park, now James Weldon Johnson Park. In 2023, the Head was removed during park renovations. It is now installed at a residence. [map]

The Head of daVinci, officially titled "Inside the Mind of daVinci," was created by Mischell Riley. It is 23 feet long and made from concrete, glass, and steel. The sculpture was previously installed at the Burning Man festival in 2016. It was moved here in 2017. [map]

Head
Lincoln, NE
This Head entitled "Groundwater Colossus" is meant to personify the Ogallala Aquifer which is beneath it. The sculpture is 10 feet tall and was created by James Tyler in 2010. The bricks were shipped to Lincoln and, in 2012, the sculpture was reassembled and installed. [map]

Olmec Head
Covina, CA
Olmec Head
San Francisco, CA
Olmec Head
Austin, TX
17 giant stone head sculptures were carved by the Olmecs of Mexico around 900 B.C. Eight replicas have been installed in the U.S. There are five others outside the U.S. For more, see this website.

This Olmec Head replica in Covina was going to be placed in Jalapa Park but out of fears of vandalism, it was installed in 1989 at the police station instead. It was moved to Jalapa Park in 2012. [map]

This Olmec Head replica in San Francisco was installed at City College in 2004. [map]

This Olmec Head replica in Austin was installed in 2008 in front of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas. [map]

More Heads:
Head (Bloomington, IL)
Yakov's Head (Branson, MO) [gone]
Charlie Parker's Head (Kansas City, MO) [map]
Head (Charlotte, NC)
Woo Hoo Harker's Head (Morehead City, NC) [map]
Water's Soul (Jersey City, NJ)
Echo (Seattle, WA)
Head (Laramie, WY)
Big Head (Canmore, AB)

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