Tumbling Man in Dorchester

10/30/2010 Uncategorized

Corey and I “discovered” this sculpture – carved from a dead tree – during a recent field trip to one our newest (and most fascinating) projects: a planning initiative that will look at the area between Newmarket and Uphams Corner in Boston.  This area is a vertible boullabaise of uses, people, and businesses.  The buiding stock ranges from the Shirley-Eustis House, a mid-18th Century mansion that once overlooked South Bay, to the gritty industrial buidlings that make up the Newmarket district.  We can’t imagine another area in Boston (or any city for that matter) that packs so much social, economic, and environmental diversity in such a small area. 

From Joseph Wheelwright’s website, the sculptor:
Tumbling Man, 1998, 55′ x 14′ x 6′
Installed next to Wheelwright’s studio on land to be given for a neighborhood playground in Uphams Corner, Dorchester, MA. Gift of Dr. Richard Weinberg in honor of his mother, Ilene Weinberg, who originally commissioned the work.