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A bunch of statues of blobby blob people are being installed along Broadway

By Clayton Guse
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Blob people are invading Broadway this summer.

The Broadway Mall Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer with an installation from artist Joy Brown, whose work has been shown in cities across the world. The exhibit will feature nine of her larger-than-life-sized bronze sculptures of blobby, nude humanoids. The pieces look like visions from a DMT trip, and are sure to make a stroll uptown a bit more of a fantastically surreal experience. 

Brown has been working as a sculptor for more than 35 years, and much of her work is inspired from her childhood in Japan. She owns a studio in Kent, Connecticut, where she has a 30-foot-long Japanese style wood-firing tunnel kiln. In her bio, she says that the forms she makes are a "tangible expression of [her] evolving inner self," which goes a long way towards explaining these adorable-yet-creepy sculptures. 

You'll be able to find the sculptures at locations along Broadway between 72nd and 168th Streets from May 17 through November. You can find a full map here

Photographs: Courtesy Broadway Mall Association

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