Igor Mitoraj (1944-2014) was a Polish artist whose alluring sculptures can be found in numerous locations around the world. The current cover of the Brock Education Journal depicts Mitoraj's sculpture entitled "Head" created in 2003.This sculpture graces the interior of the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Basilica (Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) in Rome, Italy, a structure designed by the renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarraroti in 1563-1564. This basilica was built directly inside the ruins of the Diocletian Baths (built in 298-306), the largest and most impressive of the imperial Roman baths ever to be constructed. With this current issue's theme of Knowledge Mobilization, this particular photographic print was selected for its depiction of a human head bound in cloth, leaving exposed the tools of vision and voice, two vehicles through which the act of Knowledge Mobilization can take place. Involving the process of connecting research to policy and practice, the visual depiction breathes an abstract, yet concrete sense of understanding Knowledge Mobilization across space and time.
Photo by Peter Vietgen, Art Director, Brock Journal of Education