Edward Tufte and the crew at Hogpen Hill Farms stayed busy on the land while I was away in Newfoundland and Oregon. An exciting collection of stones greeted me on arrival this past Monday. Edward’s sketches illustrated the direction he wished to move the work. Frank, Rob, Tom and I got right into it, constructing an 14’ high A-frame shaped piece. By Wednesday we were back on the ridgeline connecting the network of dolmens built earlier in the summer with high cross-members. A three-stone colossus now frames a dramatic view of the extended works.
Tomorrow (Saturday, September 29, 2012) is the second annual Hogpen Hill Farms open house. Enjoy an early autumn day at Hogpen Hill Farms and take a walk around the grounds to see Edward Tufte’s monumental metal art works and the “in-process” stone constructions. The event runs from 1-6 pm. The sculpture fields are at 100 Weekeepeemee Road, Woodbury CT 06798. For directions input 100 Weekeepeemee Road 06798 into Google maps or similar. Hogpen Hill Farms is in Litchfield County in northwest Connecticut, 100 minutes from Manhattan. Wear walking shoes. For questions call Graphics Press at 203 272-9187. Rain date Sunday September 30. Free event.