Head Lock by Walner Edmond

Head Lock

About Head Lock

Head Lock is primarily composed of tire scraps collected on the highway. It is of an armless man and includes a large lock symbolizing the importance of differences.

About Walner Edmond

Walner Edmond, a College employee and art student, created this eight-foot sculpture as a tribute to Brian Lovett, a College employee who died on Christmas Day 2006. A campus security officer for 24 years, Lovett’s warm personality drew students to him. In one of their conversations, Lovett told Edmond about the abundance of tires on the highway. He began collecting them just after Lovett’s death.

Head Lock and Gettysburg College

Head Lock won first place at the College’s 2008 student juried exhibit and it was featured on the front page of The Gettysburg Times. Edmond then donated it to Musselman Library, which was where Lovett was working when the two met.

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Head Lock in the May 31, 2008 Gettysburg Times

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