Sculptor Matt Weir, working with a crane crew, staff and others, has most of the largest stone pieces in place now for his monumental Earth Measure. At least all of the stones that required a crane are set in place. Now Matt will begin carving on the pieces working toward his final vision for the piece. Once it’s finished it will inspire new ways of experiencing nature. A noble goal.
Here’s some additional information:
Title: Earth Measure
(Translation of “geometry” from the Greek: γεωμετρία; geo- “earth”, -metron “measurement”)
Artist: Matt Weir
Completion Date: Fall 2013
Location: East end of Big Prairie
Earth Measure will beckon the visitor to explore notions of science, geometry, sound, and architecture while deepening one’s connection with nature, a worthy goal indeed! Constructed entirely out of solid blocks of limestone, artist Matt Weir will be chiseling various shapes and details in to the surfaces of the forms over the coming months. It is due to be completed in the fall of 2013.
This project is part of Bernheim’s Arts in Nature program and is being created to honor the life of Barry Bingham Jr. who was avid environmentalist, photographer, supporter and fund-raiser for Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. He served on the Bernheim Board of Trustees from 1970-2006. Among the Bingham media holdings, he was the former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times and guided the publication to win three Pulitzer Prizes. This project is being generously supported by an anonymous donation.