Sculpture of Sleeping Protester Occupies Zuccotti

Artist Norman Kirby's sculpture, "Figure Sleeping on the Ground," depicts a body curled up beneath a blanket. It now lives in Zuccotti Park with the hundreds of flesh and blood Occupy Wall Street protesters, and Kirby says he was inspired to make it after spending one night in the park. "It was one of the roughest things I've ever experienced," Kirby says. It's a good reminder that while the snow and wind may ruin your costume tonight, the protesters will be sleeping outside as the weather rages. Video interview with Norman Kirby after the jump.

Guerilla Art at Occupy Wall Street from Kristen Brown on Vimeo.

FAKE OCCUPIER AT OCCUPY WALL ST [Animal New York via Gothamist]

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