Last week I was in Concord photographing a project that I had recently finished. Since I was in the area, I decided to stop by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln on my way back to the office. I wrote a post back in 2012 about a visit to this sculpture park, and its been one of my most popular posts to date. My last visit was in the fall, amongst the backdrop of gorgeous New England fall foliage. Last week I spent a perfect summer morning exploring some of their new sculptures.
From the parking lot, you can walk up a wooded path to the upper lawn. “Rain Gates” by Ron Rudnicki is a series of rocks, fountains and pools following this path along the contour of the woodland hillside. Each fountain looks like an arch, or semi arch, of stone, with rain falling from its apex. A very serene place and journey.
From the top of the “Rain Gates” I walked across the main lawn, through Alice’s Garden, and down to the hillside area. “Beacon” by Stephanie Cardon, was an exciting sculpture, new since my last visit. Its huge concrete pillars and bright yellow cables resembles a bridge and creates a gateway along the walking path. As you get up close to the sculpture, the yellow cables create layered shadows and patterns on the pillars. Very cool.
Finally I wandered out to the lawn along the main entry drive to check out “Tower” by Monika Sosnowska. A mass of twisted steel that represents the modernists principles of architect Mies Van der Rohe interpreted with fluidity and flexibility. The sculpture is huge, impressive, and you almost want to crawl inside of it (but of course, no climbing is allowed).
The DeCordova continues to be one of my favorite parks in the Boston area, with new sculpture and art to explore it is a great place to visit, any time of year!