Category Sculpture

Tufts’ Monumental Mascot: Jumbo by Steven Whyte

The first time I saw Steven Whyte’s Jumbo statue on the Tufts University campus I had big plans to post about it. That was in April 2015 when it was first installed and celebrated.  Now four years including several visits later, I know that the massive range of Jumbo’s stories kept me from a decisive post. Today I’ll try to step back and share a bit of the big picture.

Huge and High above Us, Daffodils by Daniele Frazier Activate Seaport Common

Quick Post Now in Time for the Boston Marathon and April Vacation Plans

Men in Cambridge Made by Women: Anne Whitney and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson

The statues of Charles Sumner and the Hiker both connect to stories worth telling, well told in the quotes below. The Sumner statue story leads back to a much earlier Boston proposal that was rejected because the artist Anne Whitney was a woman. The Hiker statue story leads on to a much later time when fifty bronze replicas of Kitson’s original around the country became part of a scientific study.

Delight in temporary addition to Arts on the Line from 1983 at Porter Square T

Large lovely new nests rest on granite posts designed decades ago by William Reimann.

Please help me solve the mystery of who created the nests!
Eager for any clues or comments,
Deb Lee
Deborah.lee713@gmail.com

Elliott Kayser’s Art Adds Many Ways to Celebrate Year of the Pig along the Greenway

Eight lifelike, life-size terra cotta pigs, each representing a different native pig breed in China, have settled along the Greenway. Guided by a map, I found each one, informatively labeled, between the North End and Chinatown. I hope to keep visiting them as seasons change their surroundings and their interactions with people.   “The year […]

Monumental Sculptures by Fern Cunningham and Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Combined Forces in Harriet Tubman Square

In recent years I had walked among these two monumental bronze sculptures in Harriet Tubman Square Park without appreciating how and when they had come together. Now I can offer valuable links for their significant stories that should be savored by you, instead of summarized by me.

Neighbors, Nature and Time Play Great Parts in Art by Christopher Frost: Colony and Much More

After two visits in the past month, I hope to make many more in the three seasons ahead before Colony leaves its maple tree on the Minuteman Bikeway. The photos in this post are mine but the links below will lead to more varied and vivid ones, including the installation process. The quotes below also give background about Christopher Frost and will suggest why I have seized the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for his spirited splendid sculpture!