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Opus 40 : the master-work of environmental artist Harvey Fite (Documentary trailer)



"Opus 40 is a large environmental sculpture in Saugerties, New York, created by sculptor and quarryman Harvey Fite (1903—1976). It comprises a sprawling series of dry-stone ramps, pedestals and platforms covering 6.5 acres (2.6 ha) of a bluestone quarry."

Early summer 2016, the Stone Foundation led a communal effort of stone masons/wallers to rebuild a section of wall that had collapsed after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  A good description of the work and progress of the rebuild was documented by John Shaw-Rimmington in his blog Thinking with my hands.  Amazing work....the original and the restoration.

Oh - with a few of our masonry grads among the crew!

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