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Union Square may get a visit from a double-headed goddess

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Howard Halle

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it will soon be prime weather for getting outside and checking out the latest pieces of public art. Projects are already up around the city, and Union Square may become the next site. As DNAinfo reports, the Parks Department is mulling approval of a 10-foot tall bronze monument, which will consist of a pair of twin female heads conjoined at the back of their skulls. Titled Morphous, the work by South African artist Lionel Smit depicts a contemporary, feminized version of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. Smit is known for creating monumental portraits and this sculpture certainly fits the pattern. If all goes according to plan, Morphous should be installed June. Stay tuned.

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