A Real Head Turner

Putting someone on a pedestal has been known to have dangerous repercussions: dashed hopes, broken hearts, even a sprained ankle here and there.

To show someone you really care, turn him or her into one.

Turn Your Head makes that process easier (and much safer) than it sounds. Taking the silhouette of your subject’s face, they create a unique wood sculpture whose contours conform exactly to their specific profile. The result is like a 3-D version of an M.C. Escher optical illusion (read: the likeness isn’t super obvious at first glance).

Much like Cinderella’s glass slipper, every pedestal fits only one person — a fact made evident when the muse and object’s profiles are aligned. The pedestals themselves are sturdy and solid, made from American black walnut, cherry, or maple — so they are a lovely addition to any mantel or side table.

And the perfect way to show your elevated regard.

Available online at turnyourhead.com.