There are giant, disembodied heads in the garage of Michael Warrick. One of them is his own.
Not that Warrick, a Little Rock sculptor who last month was named the 2020 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council, has a big head or anything.
But there is a large replica of his bearded visage — made of an oil-based clay on top of a Styrofoam skull — among the others in this space, which are part of a series he has been working on for a decade.
Along with these noggins, the garage-turned-studio is filled with sculptures, sculptures-to-be and materials to make them, like the bronzed molds Warrick created from sticks he picked up in his yard. There are boxes, file cabinets, shelves, tools, tables. A pot of hot wax sits on a stand and Warrick warns against sticking one’s hand in it.