Ardmore jeweler Alexander Horn, the owner of Alexander Horn & Co., has been immortalized by his artist son Miguel Horn, who created a giant translucent sculpture of his head in the Delaware River that disappears with the tides, writes Amy S. Rosenberg for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The spellbinding piece of art is one of 10 floating sculptural installations collectively called Flow, exhibited outside the Independence Seaport Museum.
It has replaced the beer-and-hammock masses of Spruce Street Harbor Park and is fully visible only when the tide ebbs. When it comes in, the water covers the sculpture’s chin, mouth, and even nose.
The installation in all its grandeur made the wearer of its likeness ponder the depths of his relationship with his son.
“At the beginning, I could only see half the face,” said the jeweler. “It was emotional. It was my head, you know.”
However, he was not the only one impressed with the work. The Ardmore Business Association liked the sculpture so much they decided to tweet about it.
“It’s not every day you get to see one of our shop owners floating in the Delaware River!” the Tweet reads.
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