Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Impalements—the Final Year!

The Cobble Hill Parade through the park is not the only Halloween tradition in our neighborhood. For years Jane Greengold has also made a site-specific, holiday themed public art display called Impalements. 

She writes
For years, with the help of friends and family, I have impaled 100 pumpkins on the spikes of the iron fence on the corner of Kane and Strong in Cobble Hill for Halloween. Every pumpkin is unique. The impaled pumpkins are left for months, to age as nature commands, into gnarly remnants of themselves.

This will be my last version of Impalements at this location. Next year, it may appear at a new location. Please join in for this final year, and help impale the most heads ever. Everyone can bring a head. There are 274 spikes so there is room for a lot of participation.
To join in choose the right size and kind of pumpkin – 4 ¾” - 5” inches in diameter, taller than it is round, and soft enough to carve; LEAVE THE TOP ON; cut a 3/4” square hole in the middle of the bottom (for the spike); carve a face; remove the innards of the pumpkin through the facial features; and bring the carved pumpkin to the corner of Kane and Strong between 3 pm and 7 pm on October 31, 2013. We will impale it!

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