“I want to give you a little head” is what Jeff Bridges says when he hands you a small ceramic sculpture, and then he laughs as he does, infectiously. He recently spent a day with his Zendude buddy, Bernie Glassman touring the Greyston bakery, childcare center and Maitre aids facilities that Bernie founded 30 years ago.
Jeff is an artist, he can’t stop himself, he works in many media including photography. When asked to simply sign his name on boxes of brownies for Greyston to auction off, he took time and drew complex original creations on each box. His primary social concern is childhood hunger which he thinks can realistically be eradicated.
In his studio, Jeff doodled in clay a series of small heads including one named “Charlie” who travels and has a new blog; it is Jeff and Bernie’s idea that these “Heads for Peace” will be leased for a year at a time for $10,800. The owner will report online on their head’s adventures and then will pass the head along to a new head-keeper for the next year.
These little clay heads will be feeding children.
Seems like a creative seed to me, and it’s just germinating now. Buy one: here’s the deal.
Charlie is currently traveling with a clown in India.