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The heads are part of a new body of work dedicated to objects with more physical structure. Each part of Applebaum's oeuvre tends to be a reaction to whatever phase came before; prior to the wood, her gallery shows featured soft, amorphous pieces like this one, from 2006, consisting of thrift-store “granny quilts” sewn together into immersive environments. Before that, it was incredibly laborious line drawings. “If you leave me alone for a few months, I often end up doing something new,” she notes.