Heads Up Alabama
Heads Up Alabama! Psychology Promotes Healthy Living was an art installation consisting of twenty 3-foot-tall custom-painted fiberglass sculptures representing human heads. The project was conceived by the Alabama Psychological Association Foundation and the Public Education committee of the Alabama Psychological Association. It was intended to bring attention to promote public education about mental health.
Each head was decorated by a selected artist and mounted on a 3-foot pedestal with a plaque providing basic information on a variety of mental health topics. More information on those topics was made available through brochures and a project website. Major sponsors included KBR and the Bolling Family Foundation.
The series was first exhibited at the Birmingham Public Library on July 22, 2010 and then traveled to other sites around the state, including Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Huntsville, Gadsden, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa.
After the touring exhibition, the individual heads were distributed to sponsors or donated to community mental health institutions for permanent display. Several were exhibited at the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences inside UAB's Lister Hill Library.
- "Mental Blocks" by Sue Ellen Brown
- "Creative Whirl" by Corinne Cox
- "Inner Landscape" by Troy Criswell
- "Patterns of Behavior" by Christy Falligent
- "The Blossom of Being" by Christian Hamrick
- "Emotional Skin" by Erin Hardin
- "Diary of a Housewife Going Mad" by Sandra Holm
- "Food-Drug of Choice" by Sandra Holm
- "Open an Eye-Release Your Imagination" by Fran Nagy Johnson
- "The Calm Before the Storm" by Janice Kluge and Byron Sonnier
- "Explore Your World-Alabama the Beautiful and Open Your Mind" by Laurie Kramer and Beth Pierpoint
- "Out of Memory" by Lillie Minnifield and Esther Levy
- "Put Your Brain in Gear" by Lillie Minnifield and Esther Levy
- "Under Fire" by Walter Moore
- "Shadows from the Past, Exploring the Gene Pool" by Barbara Morgan
- "Back to Nature" by Tracie Noles-Ross
- "A Set Goal (a poem)" by Palo Pallas
- "Snakes in Her Head (Medusa Redux)" by Deb Paradise
- "Head Case" by Don Stewart
- "Escape" by Kevin Whitman
- Vulcans on Parade, a similar project in 2015 to promote cultural attractions
- Heads Up Alabama website