This scultpure is next to the ice skating rink in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden:
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Puellae (Girls), 1992
A few weeks ago while I was hanging out there, drinking some coffee, and sketching elliot the pirate, a mother and two kids walked by. Age guess of kids: maybe 4 and 6?
Mom looks at the scuplture, cringes and says: "Ooh...not so nice."
The elder of the two boys says: "Look ma, no heads...what happened?"
Mom says: “Maybe it means they weren’t using their heads...”
and the kid says: “I know what happened. They stopped thinking and didn’t need their heads any more so they just blew off!”
You can read about the real story of this scuplture on the NGA's Sculpture Garden web site by clicking here.