Bread Head Fables

With András Böröcz
Edition of 3: 1994/2013
20″ x 11″ x 3″


The book requires the viewer to assemble the diorama that defines the fable. It contains a four part backdrop and a series of small framed photographs of bread head sculpture and of the Popieluscko Square in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The square was named after the Polish priest who was murdered in 1984 for supporting the Solidarity movement. Seeing and smelling the bread that lay around for the pigeons in the nearby square was the catalyst for using bread as a sculptural material. The heads, which have been exhibited in gallery situations, were now returned to their place of origin in the making of the book.

The bread sculptures were made by András Böröcz. Photography, papers, framing and box by Robbin Ami Silverberg.

In 2013 Silverberg returned to Bread Head Fables, to design new boxes and make two smaller book editions to add to the project.  News about Popieluscko is a pamphlet (foldout) concertina with citations taken from news reports during a ten year period.  These articles have highlighted text — words many times repeated, such as murder, kidnap, death, etc.  Mosha’s Bread is a simple pamphlet where Silverberg collected the information about the now defunct bakery which provided the bread for Böröcz’s sculpture.